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Kathleen Sadewasser-Kelley

Kathleen �Kathy� Sadewasser-Kelley, age 55, of Dubuque, died Friday, November 16, 2012, at her home under the care of Hospice of Dubuque.  Kathy was born in Dubuque on May 19, 1957, a daughter of Donald and Darlene (Jaeggi) Dean.

She worked as a nurse at several tri-state facilities, was a co-owner of MB Travel and Suzanne�s Tanning, and plowed snow during the winter months. After Hurricane Katrina, Kathy coordinated the largest tri-state relief effort ever.

Kathy enjoyed playing pool, cooking, traveling.  She loved summer as it allowed for friends and family to gather around her makeshift fire pit, weeding in her garden full of �maters�, and spending time on the water boating and fishing.  She never forgot about her time with the Matadors.  She was proud of her colors and the bonds she made.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Steve Kelley; her three children, Arica (Justin) Pollard, Joshua (Alicia Boll) McAuliffe, and Mitchell (April) McAuliffe; three step-children, Keith (Maria) Kelley and Kristy (Mike) Banwarth and Emmy Kringle;  three grandchildren, Keira, Maverick & Gus; grandmother, Della Jaeggi; her siblings, Paul (Kristy) Dean, Marilyn (Chuck) Housner, Dave (Kay) Dean, Debbie (Chuck) Lange, and Rita (Curt) McMahon; and many nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives & friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, James Dean; and her dog, Sparky.

Funeral Services were held at 11 am on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Free Methodist Church in Platteville, with pastors Jeff Suits and Jim McMahon officiating.  Burial was in St. Andrew Cemetery in Tennyson.  Friends called from 5 pm to 8 pm on Monday, November 19 at the Free Methodist Church, and one hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday.  Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville is handling arrangements.


Bernice Salis

     Bernice Salis, age 88, of Lancaster, died on Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, IL.  She was born on July 20, 1920, in Burton, the daughter of Neils and Norma (Turner) Laugesen.  On February 14, 1950, Bernice was united in marriage to Dawson Salis, who preceded her in death in 1983.  She was a member of St. Paul�s Lutheran Church, Burton, where she enjoyed quilting with the Burton Ladies.  Bernice was also very active with many church activities.  Early Spring was her favorite time of the year as she loved spending time in her garden and flower bed.

       Survivors include her son, James L. (Pat Graham) Potter, Lancaster; her daughter, Donna Grassl, Marion, IL; a daughter-in-law, Darlene Potter, Racine; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Laugesen, Burton.

       In addition to her parents and her husband, Bernice was preceded in death by a son, Roger, a son-in-law, Dick Grassl, and a daughter-in-law, Joyce Potter.

       Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Martin Funeral Home in Lancaster at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor David Froemming officiating.  Burial was in Hurricane Cemetery, South Lancaster Township.  Friends were welcome on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. 


Irene M. Salmon

Irene M. Salmon, age 86, died Friday April 20, 2012 at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. She was born January 5, 1926 in Bagley the daughter of Edward and Lydia (Meng) Fuller. Irene married Larry L Salmon on December 8, 1963 at St. Peter�s Lutheran Parsonage in Prairie du Chien. She was employed at National Decorated Metal for fifteen years, until its closing. Irene was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Bagley. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family. Irene had a love for animals that included her dogs; Deacon, Boomer, Teal and her cat Frisky.

Irene is survived by her daughter Annette (Larry Solomon) Myers, Prairie du Chien; three grandchildren, Lacey (Albert) Vopat, Elgin, IL; Kristie (Todd Kuchenbecker) Myers, and John (Cheryl) Myers, of Prairie du Chien; three great grandchildren, Kina and Jack Myers and Jordan Vopat; brothers and sisters: Edward (Doris) Fuller, Jr., Gary (Rita) Fuller, Ida Marie Clark, Emma Jean Poston, and Linda (Rex) Day, and a sister-in-law, Bernice Fuller, all of Prairie du Chien, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Larry, her sisters Maxine (Herbert) Wolf and Betty Jean Fuller, her brothers Earl (Doris), Robert and Leo Fuller, and brother-in-laws, Art Clark and Harold Poston.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Bagley with Rev. Pamela Strakeljahn officiating. Burial was in the Bagley Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday April 23, 2012 from 9:00 am until time of services at the church. The Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington is assisting the family.


Maynard Sanger

Maynard E. �Barney� Sanger, age 86, of Lancaster, died on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at the Lancaster Care Center. He was born on July 3, 1925, in Lancaster, the son of Lou and Chloe (Klarman) Sanger. Barney attended Lancaster High School. He entered the United States Army and served his country in the European Theatre during World War II. Following his honorable discharge, Barney was employed at Dubuque Insulation and Siding. On May 19, 1950, he was united in marriage to Ada Griswold at the Lancaster United Methodist Church. He later worked at Webb Plumbing. When the jail was built in Lancaster, Barney began there working in maintenance, until his retirement in the early 1990�s. Barney was a member of the Lancaster United Methodist Church, the Richard Burns American Legion Post No. 109 of Lancaster and was a volunteer with the Lancaster Fire Department. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Detroit Lions. Barney enjoyed dancing, golfing, bowling and playing cards. He also enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include his three children: Dan (Nancy) Sanger, Boscobel; Richard �Ted� (Julie) Sanger and Lori (Larry) Jerrett, all of Lancaster; six grandchildren: Kent, Doug, Maria, Aaron, Andrea and Lucas; his longtime companion, Kay Sherwin, Lancaster; two sisters: Dee Pohle, Lancaster; Arlene (Jack) Sutliff, Park Forrest, IL; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Sanger, Lancaster; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Barney was preceded in death by his wife, Ada; his brother, Robert �Archie� Sanger; a sister, Kate (Harold) Holzinger; and a brother-in-law, Bill Pohle.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 26, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster with Pastor Barbara Cook officiating. Burial with military honors was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends called on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Doris J. Sass

      Doris J. Sass, age 79, of Bloomington died Friday, May 22, 2009 at her home.  She was born on April 26, 1930, in Bloomington, the daughter of Roy and Ada (Harris) Martin.  Doris was united in marriage to James H. Sass on December 21, 1952 at Bloomington United Methodist Church.  She was a member of the Bloomington United Methodist Church and Central United Methodist Church in Milwaukee.  Doris loved her family and her church.  She also loved gardening, bird watching, music, and singing with the Bell Canto Choir. 

            Doris is survived by her husband, Jim, Bloomington; two daughters:  Linda (Tom) Sander, Excelsior, MN and Gail (David) Hasenbein, Burlington, WI; two grandchildren:  Jessica and Matthew Hasenbein; two brothers:  Kenneth (Arv) Martin, Bagley and Richard �Bud� (Pat) Martin, Bloomington; a sister-in-law, LaVonne �Lew� Martin, Shannon, IL; many nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Diane and her brother, Keith Martin.

            Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Bloomington United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Ann Floerke officiating.  Burial was held in Lumpkin Cemetery, Bloomington Township.  Friends called on Monday, May 25 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington and from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Tuesday at the church.


Dorothy Lou Schaal

     Dorothy Lou Schaal, age 74, of Potosi, passed away peacefully in her sleep after a suffering battle with cancer on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster.  She was born August 6, 1933 in Potosi, the daughter of Louis and Irene (Leppla) Gabel.  She married Norman �Crane� Schaal on December 27, 1952 at the United Methodist Church in Lancaster.  Together they lived in rural Potosi for 55 years.  Dorothy worked at Friedman�s Supper Club of Potosi and the Burton elections for several years.  She enjoyed being at her son�s flower shop in Potosi; making floral arrangements and waiting on and visiting with the customers.  Dorothy also enjoyed going on her Sunday morning breakfast trips with her husband, Norman, and their best friends, Veryl and Norma.  She loved going every Thursday on her shopping trips with her very good friend, Elaine.  She enjoyed doing ceramics, reading a good book, watching �Wheel of Fortune,� feeding and watching her hummingbirds, and loved to go dancing.  Dorothy also enjoyed going to the garage sales up north with her husband, son, and daughter-in-law.  Her greatest passion was being with her husband, sons, and grandsons.  She lived her life to the fullest and her door was always open.  She enjoyed everyone�s company.

     She is survived by her husband, Norman �Crane� Schaal, Potosi; two sons:  Rick (Jackie) Schaal, Durand; and Steve (Kari) Schaal, Cassville; four grandsons:  Alston, Logan, Gabel, and Skyler; all of Cassville; three step-grandsons:  Eric, and Nathan Hopper, Beloit; and Craig (Lori) Hopper, Hurdle Mills, NC; and one step-great-grandson, Vince Hopper, Hurdle Mills, NC.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and six brothers.

     Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 29, 2008 at the Martin Funeral Home in Potosi with Teri Hanson officiating.  Burial was in Cassville Cemetery, Cassville Township.  Visitation was held on Thursday, February 28 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. and also on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services all at the funeral home.


Loren K. Schaal

     Loren K. Schaal, age 85, of Cassville, died on Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  He was born on May 20, 1924 in Wisconsin, the son of Edward and Laura Belle (Halstead) Schaal.  Loren attended school in Potosi and was drafted into the United States Army.  Upon his discharge, he resided in Grant County.  Loren married Gwendolyn Wood in 1941.  He was employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Potosi Township for many years.  Loren enjoyed watching baseball, especially the Cubs.
       Survivors include his sons: Keith (Anne) Schaal, Sugar Grove, IL; Kenneth Schaal; two grandchildren: Keith (Kristen) Schaal, Sacramento, CA; Andrea Schaal, Aurora, IL; one great-grandson, Connor Schaal, Sacramento, CA; and many nieces and nephews.

       In addition to his parents, Loren was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon and his brothers and sisters: Roy �Tommy,� Raymond, Harry, Lester �Lee,� Oramel Cardy, and Jeanette Wright.

       There was no services.  Burial was at a later date.  Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster is assisted the family.


Norman L. Schaal

Norman L. �Crane� Schaal, age 86, of Potosi, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 08, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, IA.  He was born on September 12, 1927, the son of Ray and Elizabeth (Cammack) Schaal.  Crane attended Pea Ridge Elementary School in rural Potosi and attended high school in Cassville where he graduated in 1945.  After his honorable service in the Navy, he met and married Dorothy Gabel on December 27, 1952, at the United Methodist Church in Lancaster.  Crane loved fishing, hunting, gardening, cutting wood and an occasional beer.  He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.  Crane was employed at Dubuque Packing Company for many years.  When the Packing Company closed, Crane decided to retire.  He did many odd jobs around his house and property and also helped friends when they needed help.  He and his wife of fifty plus years loved to go dancing and have a good time with family and friends. 

Survivors include his two sons: Rick (Jackie) Schaal; Steve (Kari) Schaal; four grandsons: Alston, Logan, Gabel, and Skyler; three step-grandsons: Eric and Nathan (Sara) Hopper and Craig (Lori) Hopper; four step-great-grandchildren, Vince (Jane) Hopper, Leah Hopper, Logan Hopper, and Hailee Linsey and a brother, Burdette �Joe� (Gerry) Schaal.

In addition to his parents, Norman was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; two brothers, Douglas and Larry Schaal.

Funeral services were held on Friday, July 11, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Potosi with Pastor Teri Hanson officiating.  Private family burial was in Cassville Cemetery, Cassville.  Family and friends called on Thursday, July 10, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Potosi and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. 


Sharon A. Schaal

     Sharon A. Schaal, age 58, of Lancaster, died on Thursday, April 23, 2009, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster.

     Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m. with Sharon Reed officiating. Burial was in Beetown Cemetery, Beetown.  Friends called on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at Orchard Manor Nursing Home Chapel.    


Calista "Kick" M. Schaefer

     Calista �Kick� M. Schaefer, age 83, of Lancaster, formerly of Potosi, died on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, IA.  She was born on October 24, 1925 in Potosi Township, the daughter of Joseph and Lillian (Kelly) Reynolds.  Calista was united in marriage to Francis �Mickey� Schaefer on October 23, 1945 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Potosi.  He preceded her in death on July 15, 1987

     Calista worked as a waitress for many years, mostly at the Dugout in Dickeyville.  She was long time member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and an active member of the Potosi Township Historical Society.  Calista especially enjoyed collecting history of Potosi and the brewery.  She also was a member of the Quilters Club and made many quilts for her family.  Calista enjoyed spending time with family and friends; her grandchildren were her greatest joy.

       Calista is survived by nine children:  Gary (Barbara Fingold) Schaefer, S. Deerfield, MA, Mark (Dar) Schaefer, Reedsburg, Alan (Sandy) Schaefer, Independence, Luann (Joe) Droessler, Potosi, Karl (Nancy Krasno) Schaefer, Efland, NC, Patrice Udelhofen (Eric Streicher), Madison, Amy (Patrick Mǜller) Schaefer, Wadsworth, OH, Michael (Valerie) Schaefer, Verona and Ron (Marcelita) Schaefer, Moore, OK; 15 grandchildren:  Adrianne, Josh, Kylie, Sam, Abby, Erin, Hillary, Bryan, Jeremy, Alyssa, Jaedyn, Sydney, Jordan, Tyler and Trevor; three great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Jean Schaefer, Platteville, Anita Schaefer, Potosi, Dot Schaefer, Potosi and Lois Schaefer, Dubuque; many nieces and nephews.

       She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and an infant child at birth.

       Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Potosi with Father Richard Leffler officiating.  Burial was held in St. Thomas Cemetery, Potosi.  Family and friends were welcome on Monday, April 27, 2009 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 4:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the Martin Funeral Home in Potosi.

       Memorials were given to the Calista M. Schaefer Memorial Fund.


Nettie E. Schaefer

     Nettie E. Schaefer, age 93, of Lancaster, died on Thursday, May 29, 2008, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster.  She was born on January 13, 1915, in Lancaster, one of nine children born to Grant and Ida Mae (Richardson) Atkinson.  Nettie attended school in Slabtown.  She married Carl Hochhausen in 1930 and farmed in Grant County.  She later married Carl Schaefer.  Nettie loved to dance, liked country western music, and enjoyed reading.

     Survivors include her grandchildren: Randy Williams, Potosi; and Lisa Scholl, Potosi; six great-grandchildren: Ronnie (Brittney) Scholl, Cassville; Kyle, Luke, and Logan Scholl, Potosi; Maggie and Gunther Williams, Potosi; one great-great grandchild, Cameron Scholl, Cassville; one sister-in-law, Ginny Atkinson, Pinellas Park, FL; and many nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her husbands; her daughter, Dolores Williams; three grandchildren:  Johnny, Ronnie, and Rita; five sisters:  Rose Leindecker, Mildred Atkinson, Lula Wiest, Inga Wiest, and Eliza Clifton; and three brothers:  Ralph, James, and Hank Atkinson.

     Private family burial was at a later date. 


LeRoy H. Schauff

     LeRoy H. Schauff, age 88, of Cassville, died on Sunday, July 6, 2008, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  He was born on July 30, 1919, in Cassville, the son of Joseph and Christine (Kirschbaum) Schauff.  On June 28, 1952, he married Patricia Groom in Cassville.  LeRoy and Patricia just celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.  LeRoy farmed in the Cassville area all of his life.  LeRoy was a jack-of-all-trades.  He enjoyed playing cards, shooting pool, and fishing.  He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

     He is survived by his wife, Patricia of Cassville; five children:  Phyllis (Eugene) Adrian, Cassville; Michael (Darlene) Schauff, Cassville; Mary (Dan) Worsham, Moscow, ID; Ellen (Loren) Adrian, Cassville; Eric (Janet) Schauff, Lancaster; 13 grandchildren; Doug (Jenny) Adrian, Tulsa, OK; Jeff (Pam) Adrian, Cassville; Emily (Adam) Brandl, Rochester, MN; Kevin (Dawn) Schauff, Mt. Hope; David (Kari) Schauff, Cassville; Barb Schauff, Bloomington; Stephanie Schauff, Verona; Christy (Ryan) Gunderson,  Moscow, ID; Tina (Ben) Rost, Colville, WA; Corey Adrian, Cassville; Kim Adrian, Heidi Schauff, and Ryan Schauff all of Lancaster; 10.5 great-grandchildren: Kaleb, Kayleena, and Maverick Schauff, Mt. Hope; Carson Adrian, Tulsa, OK; Noah and Jocelyn Adrian, Cassville; Tiffany and Jessica Gunderson, Moscow, ID; Ashley and Lily Rost, Colville, WA; and soon to arrive, baby Schauff, Cassville; one sister, Marie McCann, Cassville; two brothers-in-law, Harold Richards, Dubuque, IA; Louis (Norma) Groom, Cassville; sister-in-law, Margaret Schauff, Cassville.

     In addition to his parents, LeRoy was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Adrian; brothers and sisters: Lawrence (Dorothy) Schauff, Roselia (Maurice) Unterscheidt, Alice (Kenneth) Ritenour, Eunice Richards, Leonard (Frances) Schauff, Clarence Schauff, Esther (Earl) Hiatt; and a brother-in-law, Pat McCann.

     Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville with Father William Seipp officiating.  Burial was in St. Mary�s Settlement Cemetery, Cassville Township.  Family and friends called on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville.  Family and friends also called on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.  In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials may be given to St Mary�s Settlement Cemetery, Cassville Rescue Squad and Fire Department.


Lyle L. Schauff

Lyle L. Schauff, age 74, of Cassville died Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  He was born on August 20, 1935 in Lancaster, WI the son of Lawrence and Dorothy (Klein) Schauff.  Lyle was united in marriage to Judy Ann Bolen on August 17, 2007.  His lifelong dream was fulfilled by living on the Schauff Family Farm.  Lyle was best known for his great sense of humor.  He loved joking with family and friends and �telling you the way it is.�  Lyle appreciated the help he received from others, including the extra help from his nephews, Todd Bausch and Steve Ackerman.

 Lyle is survived by his wife, Judy, Cassville; his siblings, Shirley (Joe) Ackerman, Cassville, Larry (Doris) Schauff, and Sharon Reynolds, both of Sun Prairie; his step-sons:  Steven Kennedy and Michael (Christine) Kennedy both Onawa, IA; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Tom and a nephew, Terry Reynolds.

Funeral Services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville with Father William Seipp officiating.  Private family burial will be held at a later date.  Family and friends were welcome from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at St. Charles Catholic Church.  The Martin Funeral Home in Cassville is serving the family


Patricia Schauff

Patricia J. Schauff, age 88, of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  She was born on April 6, 1926, in Cassville, the daughter of Harvey and Gertrude Weber-Groom.  On June 28, 1952, she married LeRoy Schauff of Cassville.  Patricia �Pat� enjoyed traveling, fishing, playing cards, and was well-known for her decorated cakes and home-baked goodies; especially her long johns.  Most of all, she adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pat was a natural caregiver always putting others before herself.

Pat overcame numerous medical struggles by her inner strength and love for life. 

She is survived by her five children:  Phyllis (Gene) Adrian, Cassville, Michael (Darlene) Schauff, Cassville, Mary (Dan) Worsham, Moscow, Idaho; Ellen (Loren) Adrian, Cassville; and Eric (Janet) Schauff, Lancaster; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law:  Norma Groom, Margaret Schauff, and Marie McCann, all of Cassville.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy; her grandson, Brian Adrian; and her brother, Lewis Groom.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church, Cassville with Father John Meinholz officiating.  Burial was in St. Mary�s Settlement Cemetery, Cassville Township.  Family and friends called on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville and on Monday after 9:30 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of plants and flowers, a Patricia J. Schauff memorial fund has been established.


Gerald J. Scheppers, PhD

Gerald J. Scheppers, PhD, age 76, of Platteville died at home on Tues Feb.16, 2010, after living with Parkinson�s Disease for over 30 years.

Gerald was born April 11, 1933, in North Bend , NE , son of Mary (Emanuel) and Joseph Scheppers.  As a young man he worked with his father at the Sinclair station and drove truck for Ray Smeal Transfer.   He served in the Coast Guard from 1952-1956.  He graduated with a B.A. in Education from Wayne State in 1962, then completed an M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry at Iowa State in 1967.

Gerald met Elvera Deppe at a dance in Snyder , NE ,  and married her July 16, 1960.  Together they had 7 children and made a life in Platteville , WI , where Gerald taught chemisty at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for 27 years, retiring in 1993.  He also served as chairman of the faculty senate, and chairman of the chemistry department.  Gerald was passionate about teaching, dancing to a good polka, and seeing his children perform in sports or music.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Elvera Scheppers.  Surviving children and grandchildren:  Jean (John) Graczkowski, Zach, Zoe, Emmy, Maria, and Dominic of Ocala, FL.  Jessica (Tom) Hill, Jason, Alexandria , Jordan , Ryan, Holly of Platteville , WI .  Jason (Maggie) Scheppers, Logan, Chandler , Jeremy of San Antonio , TX .  Jennifer (Ken) Holte, Jackson, Tanner, Justina of Plymouth , MN .  Jocelyn (Randy) Richardt, Andrew, Jacob of River Falls , WI .  Tony Scheppers, Amber of Madison , WI .  Bethany (Paul) Deneen, Landon, Cora of Shell Lake , WI

Surviving brothers and sisters:  Theresa (Francis) Klitz of West Point, NE; Audrey (Roland) Renter of Fremont, NE; Leona (Jerold) Kracl of Schuyler, NE; Mary-Jo (Larry) Maly, Tempe, AZ; Bernard (Vicki) Scheppers of Omaha, NE; James (LaDonna) Scheppers of Longmont, CO; Joseph (Diane) Scheppers of Omaha, NE; Leonard (LaMaar) Scheppers of Gering, NE; Helen (Michael) Pfeifer of Fremont, NE.  And sister-in-law Marlene (George) Snell of Snyder.  Preceded in death by his parents and his brother Paul Scheppers.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Platteville with Monsignor Charles Schluter officiating.  Visitation was held on Friday, February 19 from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. where there was a Scripture Service at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services all at the church.  The Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville is serving the family. 

In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are preferred to Southwest Health Center Hospice or the UWP Foundation.

Thank you to Southwest Health Center Hospice staff especially Ingrid, Barbara, Bernie, Andy, Nancy, Marie, Brittany, and Amanda, and also volunteers, Sheila and Sally.  


Harley C. Scherrer

Harley C. Scherrer, age 75, a loving husband and father, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster, after a long and difficult battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). 

Harley was born on January 21, 1938 in Rock Island, IL to Charles and Meta Scherrer.  He married Rosalie A. McDowell on March 14, 1959.  Harley graduated from Rock Island High School in 1956.  He began his long career as a carpenter with an apprenticeship at Greenleaf Construction.  He worked many years as a carpenter in and around the Quad City area.  Harley worked for Russell Construction for 16 years as a superintendent, retiring in 2000.

Harley and his wife Rose retired to Bagley, WI, after spending their weekends there for more than 25 years.  Harley was an avid outdoorsman, loving most to fish with his best fishing buddy, Rose.  He also loved to golf, which he voiced missing the most during his illness.  He was a Chicago Bears fan and a closet Green Bay Packers fan.  Harley and Rose watched football together, always discussing the plays, players, & coaches.

Harley is lovingly remembered by his wife, Rose; three daughters, Kerri (David) Welch of Holmes Beach, FL, Beth (Joseph) Koberstein of Rock Island, IL, and Christine M. (Brian) Hunecke of Lindenhurst, IL; five grandsons, Matthew, Nathan, David (fianc�e Molly Klocke), Jordan, and Hans; a granddaughter, Madeline; a sister, Calla Jones of Plymouth, NH; and many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Meta.

A private family service was held at Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington, followed by a Celebration of Life from 12 to 4 pm on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the Luck of the Irish, 150 S. Bagley Ave, Bagley, WI.  A private burial will be held at a later date.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.

In lieu of plants and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bagley First Responders, PO Box 102, Bagley, WI 53801.


Mary Lee Schier

Mary Lee C. Schier, age 71, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. She was born January 9, 1943, the daughter of Emil and Leila (Walz) Kuenster. Mary Lee graduated Bloomington High School in 1961, and later attended Dental Assistant School in St. Paul, MN.  She married Reginald L. Schier on April 28, 1962, at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Glen Haven.  Together they farmed in Glen Haven Township.  Mary Lee was a member of St. Mary�s Catholic Church and its Altar Society and Church Council.  She was also a member of the Red Hatter�s and helped at election time at the Town Hall.  Mary Lee enjoyed quilting, baking, flower gardening, and a good game of cards.  She also helped with Bingo at Orchard Manor Nursing Home.  Mary Lee enjoyed life on the farm and loved being around her family. 

Surviving is her husband Reggie; their children, Janine (Dan) Bausch; Sheila (Randy) Rentschler; Leslie (Michael) Somma; Regina (Kevin) Junk; Bill (Kristin) Schier; and Emily (Mark) Grabarczyk; thirteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; her brother, Neil (Rosemary) Kuenster; a sister-in-law, Kate (Jim) Vogt; and brother-in-law, Bruce Biggin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Betty Jean Biggin; and two brothers, Dale and Larry in infancy.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Glen Haven with Father John Meinholz officiating.  Burial was in Gockel Cemetery, Glen Haven.  Family and friends called on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Glen Haven where a 2:45 p.m. rosary will be held.  Friends also called on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  The Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Bloomington is assisting the family.


Dickie F. Schiffman

     Dick F. Schiffman, age 63, of Potosi died Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque after a lengthy battle with heart disease and diabetes.  He was born on June 1, 1945, the son of Harry and Virginia (Pickett) Schiffman.  Dick was united in marriage to Shirley Gassen on June 25, 1966 at Davies Memorial United Church of Christ in Potosi.  He was a self-employed carpenter and took great pride in his work.  Dick was also a retired member of the Potosi Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

     Dick enjoyed many activities including hunting, fishing, camping, four-wheeling, gardening and going to the cabin up north near Rib Lake.  He also liked to play cards, work on puzzles, watch westerns and football games.  His children and grandsons were his pride and joy. 

       Dick is survived by his wife, Shirley, Potosi; two children, Randy Schiffman, Potosi and Becky (Roger) Egan, Cuba City; two grandsons, Alex and Eric; three brothers and three sisters: Don (Eileen) Schiffman, Bagley, Doug (Marion) Schiffman, Cassville, David (Connie) Schiffman, Caledonia, IL, Darlene O�Farrell, Riverside, CA, Shari (James) Udelhoven, Potosi and Debbie Dirksen, Roscoe, IL; two brothers-in-law and  a sister-in-law:  David Gassen, Potosi, Ronald (Debbie) Walker, Soldotna, AK and Jackie (Dick) Friesen, Cuba City; many nieces and nephews.

       He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ilene Tracy and Diana and Robert Pasold and a brother, Dale Schiffman.

       Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 6, 2009 at Martin Funeral Home in Potosi with Teri A. Hanson officiating.  Burial was held in Van Buren Cemetery, Town of Potosi.  Family and friends were welcome on Thursday, February 5, 2009 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services all at the funeral home. 


Geneva Schiffman

Geneva �Gen� Schiffman, age 86, of Platteville, formerly of Potosi, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Manor Care in Platteville.

Gen was born on March 7, 1928 in Waterloo Township, WI, the daughter of Henry & Vada (Bradley) Wilhelm.  She married Kenneth M. Schiffman on August 20, 1946 at the United Methodist Church in Lancaster, WI.  Gen and Kenny enjoyed daytrips and visiting friends in Missouri.  Gen enjoyed doing embroidery work on dish towels and pillow cases.  She worked as a custodian at the Potosi grade school, and later worked at Rapid Dye and Molding in Cassville.  Her favorite job, however, was babysitting. Throughout the years, she took care of a total of 21 children.

Gen and Kenny were blessed with two children, Jim (Karen) Schiffman, Freeport, IL, and Janis (Jim) Zubler, Warren, IL; six grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by a brother, Alvin (Susie) Wilhelm, Potosi.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth in 1988; her parents; and a brother, Maynard Wilhelm.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Martin Funeral Home in Potosi, with Pastor David P. Myers officiating.  Burial was in British Hollow Cemetery, Potosi Township.  Friends called from 4 to 7 pm on Thursday, February 19, and one hour prior to the services Friday at the funeral home.


Timothy W. Schiffman

     Timothy W. Schiffman, age 18, of Bellevue and Lancaster died suddenly on Thursday, September 4, 2008 at his home.

     Funeral services were held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 8, 2008 at the Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster with Pastor Shane Koepke officiating.  Private family burial was at a later date.  Family and friends were welcomed from 2:00 p.m. until time of services Monday at the funeral home. 

    There will also be a Memorial service at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in St. Donatus, Iowa.

     Tim was born on May 8, 1990 in Lancaster, WI, the son of William Schiffman and Susan Kipper.  He was a senior at Bellevue High School in Iowa.  Tim will be remembered for his unique perspective on life.  He loved spending time with his friends, listening to music, playing and watching sports. 

     Tim is survived by his mother, Susan (Kevin) Knief, Bellevue and his father, William �Bill� (Joyce) Schiffman, Lancaster; Maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Janice Kipper, Lancaster; Paternal grandparents, Douglas and Marion Schiffman, Cassville; Maternal great-grandmother, Viola Caley, Bloomington; his brother, Anthony Schiffman, Bellevue; three half-brothers, Lucas and Colton Knief, Bellevue and Lance Schiffman, Lancaster; a half-sister, Trinadee Schiffman, Lancaster and a step-brother, Mitchell Knief, Bellevue.

      He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Lawrence Caley.

      A Timothy W. Schiffman Memorial fund has been established.


Florence M. Schildgen

Florence M. Schildgen, age 81, of Lancaster, passed away with her family by her side on Friday, January 2, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, IA.  She was born on December 6, 1933, the daughter of Gerhardt and Dolly (Cadwell) Kirschbaum of Cassville.  Florence graduated from Cassville High School in 1951.  She was united in marriage to Gerald F. Schildgen on November 21, 1953, and together they owned and operated the Schildgen family farm.  In 1983, they moved to Lancaster.  She was a devoted member of St. Clement Catholic Church.  Florence enjoyed fishing the mighty Mississippi River, gardening, and playing cards with family and friends.  She took great pride in all of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

She is survived by her husband, Gerald; children:  Dan (Kim) Schildgen; Elaine (Larry) Mumm; Gary (Sandy) Schildgen; beloved grandchildren:  Eric, Greg, and Paul (Michelle) Schildgen, Rachel (Jesse), Steve (Katie), Andy (Nikki), and Dan Mumm, David, Brad (Whitney Moore), and Jacob Schildgen; two great-grandchildren: Blake and Madeline; a brother, Ray (Joanne) Kirschbaum; a sister, Lois Vorwald; sisters-in-law:  Bae Ruth and Marcia Kirschbaum, Sally (Joseph) Langkamp, and Marie (Robert) Olson.

In addition to her parents, Florence was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol, a granddaughter, Stephanie, her siblings:  Lavern, Carol, Walter (Donna), and Norman Kirschbaum, Dorothy (Donald) Fredrick; brothers-in-law: Virgil Vorwald, Joseph (Drucilla) Schildgen, Elmer Fenzau and Larry Drew.

Funeral services were held on Monday, January 5, 2015, at 10:30 a.m.  at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father John Sasse officiating.  Burial was in St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Sunday, January 4, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster where a 12:45 p.m. parish rosary was held.  Friends also called on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Florence M. Schildgen Memorial Fund has been established.  Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services is serving the family.


Margaret L. Schleicher

Margaret L. Schleicher, age 79, went home to her Lord on Friday, March 26, 2010, surrounded by her loving family and under the compassionate care of her Hospice Family.  She was born May 11, 1930 in Potosi, to Leonard and Stella (Shaw) Doser.  Margaret married the love of her life, Samuel Schleicher on June 29, 1948.  For many years, they worked together farming in the Lancaster area.  After their farming days ended, Margaret worked as a waitress at The Dugout in Potosi, was a supervisor at Loudspeaker Component Center in Lancaster, was a waitress at The Cottonwood in Fennimore, before retiring from Dick�s Supermarket in 1996.  During this time, she also managed the daunting task of raising their twelve children.  She was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church, a member of the Lancaster Auxiliary and a volunteer for Grant Regional Health Center and St. Clement Catholic School.

Margaret was a lady of faith and loved her God and lived her life according to His word.  She courageously faced her cancer with grace, dignity and determination that led her life.  It was these qualities that carried her through the best of times as well as the worst of times and created a strong admiration from family and friends.  Throughout her illness she was more concerned for her families well being than her own, just as she had in good health.  She was very generous, caring and compassionate person, always willing to give of her time and self to help anyone in any way she could.  She was a wonderful cook and loved baking for her family.  Family gatherings were never without her infamous homemade bread.  After her children were grown, she continued to always have fresh baked goods available anytime friends or family stopped by.  Margaret loved to travel and never turned down an opportunity to do so.  Special trips included a Alaskan cruise and a six-week Amtrak trip across the U. S. with her husband.  Her most recent trip was to France.  She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.  An avid fan of Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and Who Wants to be a Millionaire, she kept her mind sharp and amazed her family with how well she played them.  Sam�s passion for sports inspired Margaret�s love of the Packers, Brewers and Badger football.  Her life and legacy is a blessing to us all as we remember her generosity, compassion, courage and strength.

She is survived by her children:  Duane (Ann) Schleicher, Lancaster, Diane (Randy) Wixson, Verona, Rhonda Schleicher, Austin, TX, Janet (Rick) Papay, Camarillo, CA, Charles Schleicher, Prescott Valley, AZ, Rae Ann (Tim) Butteris, Ridgeway, Jon (Mary) Schleicher, Platteville, James �Dan� (Joanne) Schleicher, Fenton, MO, JoLyn (Carson) Reuter, Fennimore, Dr. Michael D. Schleicher (Jill), Elkhart Lake, Andrea (Mark) McMahon, Lancaster, Paul (Stephanie) Schleicher, Austin, TX; 24 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Bernard (Elsie) Doser, Dubuque, IA; sisters: Jane Coppernoll, Potosi and Rita Brinkman, Cassville.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Sam and her grandson, Nathan Schleicher.

A celebration of her life was held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father William Seipp officiating.   Burial was held at Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called at St. Clement Church on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with scripture services at 3:45 p.m.  Friends also called on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster iserved the family.  In lieu of plants and flowers, the family suggests memorials may be offered to the Lancaster American Legion, Grant County Hospice or St. Clement Catholic Church.

During Margaret�s battle with cancer she was extremely grateful for all the visits, support and prayers from family and friends and caring support of Kim Leamy and the Hospice staff.  Also, a special thank you to Bill Manthe for his loving kindness.


William J. Schloesser

     William J. Schloesser, age 87, of Bloomington, died on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at Bloomfield Manor Nursing Home in Dodgeville.  He was born on April 25, 1921, in Boscobel, the son of Fred and Edith (Burkhardt) Schloesser.  On November 20, 1945, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Pease.  After their marriage, the couple resided in Bloomington.  They later moved to an Army base in Savannah, IL, and then to Milwaukee where William served as an Inspector.  He and Elizabeth moved back to Bloomington where he sold Ford cars.  Recently, William was employed in Prairie du Chien where he sold mobile homes.  William loved the outdoors and was an avid duck hunter and fisherman.  He was very well read and enjoyed politics.  There was never a time in his life that he did not have a pet dog.

       Survivors include his daughters:  Sue (Charles) Steudel, Mineral Point; Lynda (Wayne) Oldenburg, Clinton, WI; five grandchildren:  Michael (Kim) Baliff, Potosi; Timothy (Shelly) Baliff, Cassville; David Baliff, Potosi; Robert Oldenburg, Clinton, WI; Melinda (Chad) Harwick, Clinton, WI; 6 great-grandchildren; his brother: James Schloesser, Carmichael, CA; sister-in-law, Lorraine Williams, Madison; and his beloved dog, Baxter.

       In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his wife and his brothers, Jack and Robert.

       Private family graveside services were held on Friday, January 2, 2009, with Father John Norder officiating.  Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington is assisting the family.  In lieu of plants and flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to Bloomfield Manor, Ducks Unlimited or your local Humane Society.


Arnold H. Schmidt

Arnold �Arnie� H. Schmidt, age 87, of Cassville passed away peacefully with family at his side on Sunday, July 1, 2012, at the Lancaster Care Center.

Arnold �Arnie� Henry Schmidt was born to Gotlieb Henry and Gladys (Volden) Schmidt on May 24, 1925, in Desoto, WI. He was baptized and confirmed at the Bad Axe Lutheran Church. Arnie graduated from Viroqua high school. He met his future wife Martha Marie Stegne at a Luther League conference and later married in Viroqua on February 5, 1947. Arnie served his country honorably as a Merchant Marine during World War II. He started his career at Dairyland Power in Genoa and was transferred to the new plant in Cassville in 1951. Arnie built their beautiful home and landscaped the surrounding area with fish ponds, rock, flower and vegetable gardens for family & friends enjoy. He crafted and designed beautiful wood projects for his family and friends. Arnie was devoted to his family and friends who sought out his wisdom, insights and talents. He was a Cassville volunteer fire fighter and was a member of the Cassville St. Peter�s Lutheran Church where he served in many capacities. Arnie was proud of his Swiss/Norwegian heritage. Arnie will be dearly missed by his family and friends who loved to visit with him and share a story or two.

Arnie and Martha were blessed with 4 children, Jerry, John (Wynn), and their two sons: Zack (Kellie) Schmidt, Sam (Jess) Schmidt, of the St. Paul MN area; Melanie (Joe) Reynolds and their children, Jeannie (Kevin) Udelhofen , their two sons: Logan and Jase; Joey Reynolds and his two children: Alex and Lily; Jenny Udelhofen and her two daughters: Abriana and Andraya Errthum, all of the Potosi area and Annette Schmidt of Benton, WI.

He is also survived by his two sisters: Madonna (Richard) Tinker, Cherokee, IA, and Rebecca (Jim) Larson, Viroqua, WI, and their children.

Preceding him in death was his wife Martha, his sister Yvonne, his son Jerry, his parents, a brother-in-law Richard Tinker, several in-laws and many aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were held on Friday, July 6, 2012, at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Pamela Strakeljahn officiating. Burial with military honors was held in Cassville Cemetery, Cassville. Family and friends called on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville. Memorials are preferred to the Southwest Opportunity Center of Lancaster, the St. Peter Lutheran Church of Cassville, the Cassville Fire & Rescue, or a charity of your choice.


Beverly J. Schmidt

Beverly Jean (Noble) Schmidt, 59, of De Forest, WI passed away on May 10, 2014. She was born in Lancaster, WI on October 1, 1954 to Ralph and Wilma Noble. She married Dennis Schmidt of Bloomington, WI on February 7, 1976.

She enjoyed reading, collecting bird figurines and miniature tea sets. She loved her dogs and enjoyed spending time gardening. She also enjoyed doing counted cross stitch and crocheting. 

Bev is survived by her husband of 38 years, Dennis Schmidt; her children, Craig (Amy) Schmidt, Cory (Summer) Schmidt, and Cassandra (Mark) Diercks, her parents Ralph and Wilma Noble, her siblings, Linda (Rick) Michael, David (Dixie) Noble, Jackie (Dave) Becwar, Peggy (Herman) Maier, and Dan (Deb) Noble; nine grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial visitation was held on Friday, May 16, 2014 from 2-4pm at SCHWARTZ FUNERAL HOME, 142 W Oak St. in Lancaster, WI.


Francis M. "Frank"� Schmidt

     Francis M. "Frank"� Schmidt, age 64, of Bloomington, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  He was born at home on January 15, 1944, the son of Martin and Alice (Bausch) Schmidt.  Frank graduated from Bloomington High School and farmed until 1994.  He started his own agricultural sales business, Francis Schmidt Sales.  Frank also served in the U.S. Army National Guard Company C, 2D Battalion 1st Engineer Brigade of Prairie du Chien for 10 years.  He was an avid reader and was able to fix anything.  Frank liked to discuss politics, had a wonderful sense of humor, liked his dogs and horses, and enjoyed spending his time with family.     

     He is survived by five brothers and two sisters:  Roger Schmidt (Debbie), Pleasant Hill, MO; Judy (Terry) Stewart, Dubuque, IA; Wayne Schmidt, Palm Court, FL; Gary (Deb) Schmidt, Mount Hope; Ron (Deanne) Schmidt, Potosi; Chris McMahan, Cuba City; and Mark (Ellie) Schmidt, Bloomington; 15 nieces and nephews; 15 great-nieces and nephews; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his very dear friend and former wife, Louise Schmidt, Barneveld.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, Robert and Christine Schmidt and Fred and Odelia Bausch; his brother, Donald, in 1942; and his great-niece, Sydney Little.

     Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington with Father Bart Timmerman officiating. Burial was in Little Grant Union Cemetery, Little Grant Township.  Visitation was held Friday, March 7, 2008 from 4:00 � 8:00 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington, where an 8 p.m. parish scripture service was held.  Friends also called after 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning at the church.  


Leonard Schmidt

Leonard "Lennie" G. Schmidt, age 93, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Bloomington, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at Crossing Rivers Health Center in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.  He was born along with his twin sister, Lucille, in the township of Ellenboro on June 14, 1922, the son of Arthur and Florence (Keene) Schmidt.  Later, at the age of fourteen, the family relocated to the Bloomington area where he graduated from high school in 1940. Leonard married Arlene Hermsen, at St. Mary's Church in Bloomington, on February 4th, 1948.  Together they raised six children while farming in rural Glen Haven for thirty-seven years. They moved to Bloomington in 1985. Lennie was on the Board of Directors and an agent for Bloomington Farmers Mutual Insurance Company for twenty-five years. Arlene and Lennie spent many active years enjoying square dancing, bowling, golfing, and playing cards.  He was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Holy Name Society.  Lennie was an avid follower of the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, and University of Wisconsin Badgers. He dearly loved his children and grandchildren and keeping up with their activities.

Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Arlene, and six children:  James (Glori) of Menomonie; Jane (David) Farmer of Export, PA; Dennis (special friend, Susan Schroeder) of DeForest; Judy (Peter) Drone of Bloomington; Margie (William) Miller of St. Paul, MN; John (Sara) of Bloomington; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his twin sister, Lucille Fassbender of Winter Park, FL, sister-in-law Gloria Schmidt of Prairie du Chien, and nieces and nephews.

 Lennie was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings: twins Arthur "Bud" (Adeline) Schmidt and Alta (Harold) Weittenhiller; and brothers: Ivan, Clarence, and Harold and daughter-in-law, Beverly (Noble) Schmidt; a brother-in-law, Richard Fassbender.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 1, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington with Father John Meinholz officiating.  Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bloomington.  Family and friends called on Friday, April 1, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington is serving the family.


Martha M. Schmidt

Martha M. Schmidt, age 86, of Cassville, WI, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 30, 2011, at the Lancaster Care Center. Martha Marie Stegne was the only child born to Henry and Elnora (Ihle) Stegne on February 23, 1925. She graduated from Viroqua High School and attended business school in Wausau.

It was love at first sight when she met her future husband Arnold Schmidt at a Luther League Conference. They later married in Viroqua on February 5, 1947, and were blessed with 4 children: Jerry (deceased), John (Wynn), Melanie (Joe) Reynolds, and Annette; 5 grandchildren, Zack (Kellie) Schmidt, Sam (Jess) Schmidt, Jeannie (Kevin) Udelhofen, Joey Reynolds, Jenny (Udel) Udelhofen; 6 great-grandchildren, Logan & Jase Udelhofen, Alex & Lily Reynolds, and Abriana & Andraya Errthum.

Martha started her business career in La Crosse, and after marriage, worked at the Post Office in Stoddard, retiring from the Cassville Post Office in 1987. She loved to play bridge, bowl, and was a beautiful seamstress. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, quilting, and leading youth and her own children in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and 4-H. She was devoted to the Lutheran Religion and served the Cassville St. Peters Lutheran Church in many capacities. Her family was very important to her along with her Norwegian heritage.

Funeral Services were held at 1 pm on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Cassville, with Pastor Pam Strakeljahn officiating. Burial was in Cassville Cemetery. Visitation was held from 9:30 am to 12:30 am on Tuesday, October 4, at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville.

In lieu of flowers, please make charitable donations to the Southwest Opportunity Center, St. Peters Lutheran Church, or a charity of donor�s choice.


Theodore T. Schmidt

Theodore T. Schmidt, age 52, of Portland, OR formerly of Luck, WI and Minneapolis, MN, died on Monday, September 23, 2013, at his home of natural causes.  He was born on February 27, 1961, in Lancaster, the son of Karl and Mary Ann (Beetham) Schmidt.  Ted graduated from Lancaster High School in 1979.  Following his graduation, he furthered his education at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and received a degree in finance. After a long career in international finance and consulting, he moved to Portland and took a much needed break from his fast paced life. 

Ted�s greatest joys in life were his dogs and his lake house that he poured his heart and soul into remodeling. He took great pleasure into sharing that retreat with his family and friends.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Ann Schmidt; his siblings:  Debbie Kelly and her children, Erin (Brandon), Erica (Jeff), and Elise (Alex); Dennis (Becky) Schmidt and their children, Stephanie (Jon), Stephen, Rachel and Rene`; Rick Schmidt; and Shari Schmidt as well as aunts, uncles, & cousins.

Ted was preceded in death by his father, Karl �Sonny� in 2001, his grandparents Carl �Lanky� Schmidt and Rethal Dyrendahl, and Cecil & Irene Beetham, and a brother-in-law, Teddy Kelly.

Private Family Funeral Services will be at a later date.  Burial will be at a later date.  Friends called on Sunday, October 6, 2013. from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster.


Gilbert Schmitz

Gilbert V. Schmitz, age 100, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster.  He was born on September 1, 1915, the son of William and Anna (Schaefer) Schmitz.  Gilbert graduated from Tennyson High School and furthered his education at Loras College in Dubuque, IA.  On May 26, 1941, he was united in marriage to Martina A. Reding at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville.  Together they farmed in Waterloo Township.  Gilbert was also employed at Walsh's Store, Farley and Letcher, and later at John Deere Dubuque Tractor Works.  He was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church.  Gilbert enjoyed scroll woodworking and gave many pieces to his family and friends.

Survivors include his loving wife, Martina Schmitz; their children:  Catherine (Eugene) Konrardy; William (Judy Elskamp) Schmitz; Esther (Dennis) Crapp; Paul (Karen) Schmitz; Robert (Machele) Schmitz; Martina (Ken Kirschbaum) Shaw; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two great-great granddaughters.

Gilbert was preceded in death by an infant son, Vincent; a daughter-in-law, Marie Schmitz; and many brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church with Rev. John Sasse officiating. Burial was in St. Andrew Cemetery, Tennyson.  Family and friends called on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Gilbert V. Schmitz Memorial Fund has been established.  Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is assisting the family.


Martina Schmitz

Martina A. Schmitz, age 96, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  She was born on September 5, 1920, the daughter of John and Katherine (Goedertz) Reding of Cassville. On May 26, 1941, Martina was united in marriage to

Gilbert V. Schmitz at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville.  Together they farmed in Waterloo Township.  She was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters Court of St. Rita No. 670, and St. Clement Quilters.  Martina made many quilts for family, loved to crochet, work jigsaw puzzles and enjoyed spending time with family.

Survivors include her children: Catherine (Eugene) Konrardy of Dubuque, Ia., William (Judy Elskamp) Schmitz and Robert (Machele) Schmitz both of Potosi, Esther (Dennis) Crapp and Martina (Ken) Kirschbaum both of Lancaster, Paul (Karen) Schmitz of Chili, Wi, 17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great granddaughters.

In addition to her parents, Martina was preceded in death by her husband Gilbert, infant son, Vincent and a daughter-in-law, Marie Schmitz and 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Funeral Services were held on Friday, November 25, 2016, at 11:30 at St Clement Church in Lancaster, WI. with the Reverend John Sasse officiating.  Burial was in St. Andrew Cemetery, Tennyson.  Family and friends called on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers a Martina A. Schmitz Memorial Fund has been established. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster is assisting the family.


Maynard J. Schmitz

     Maynard J. Schmitz, age 64, of Patch Grove, died on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at his home in Patch Grove.  He was born on December 11, 1944, in Lancaster, the son of Maynard and Loretta (Timmerman) Schmitz.  He graduated from West Grant High School in 1963.  In November of 1966, Maynard entered the Untied States Army and served his country until his honorable discharge on October 6, 1971.  On May 4, 1974, he was united in marriage to Myra Lang at St. John�s Catholic Church in Patch Grove.  Maynard was employed with Kussmaul Seeds for twenty-five years.  He also worked for Nelson Hardwoods in Prairie du Chien for twelve years, retiring in April 2007.  Maynard was a member of St. John�s Catholic Church, the Abraham Hickok Wetmore American Legion Post No. 148 of Bloomington, and the Patch Grove Fire Department.  He enjoyed fishing and playing cards, especially Euchre.

       Survivors include his wife, Myra of Patch Grove; his son, Eric (Brianne) Schmitz, Gilbert, AZ; his brothers and sisters:  Marcella (Leonard) Mulrooney, Mt. Hope; Marian Swab, Madison; Carol (Maurice) Parkins, Glen Haven; Jim (Marlys) Schmitz, Mt. Hope; John (Danielle) Schmitz, Camp Hill, PA; Joe (Kay) Schmitz, Mt. Hope; Bob (Connie) Schmitz, Woodman; other relatives and many friends.

       In addition to his parents, Maynard was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanette Sweeney.

       Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John�s Catholic Church in Patch Grove with Father Bart Timmerman officiating.  Burial with military honors was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor, IA.  Friends called on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at St. John�s Catholic Church in Patch Grove and from 10:00 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday.  Family suggests memorials be given to the Abraham Hickok Wetmore American Legion Post No. 148 for the proposed Veteran�s Memorial Fund.  Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington is assisting the family.


Robert E. Schmitz

          Robert E. Schmitz, age 77, of rural Bloomington, passed away peacefully from a long battle with cancer on Thursday, August 6, 2009, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster surrounded by his family.  He was born on March 23, 1932, the son of Ernest and LaVon (Kitto) Schmitz.  Robert was united in marriage to Leila Laufenberg on February 6, 1952 at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster.  Together they farmed in both Potosi and Beetown Townships.  He also worked at John Deere in Dubuque for 10 years and started his own sanitation business, �Schmitz Sanitary Service� in 1976 before retiring in 1994 and selling the business to his son, Tim, who still operates the business today.  Robert also did various other jobs.

          Robert was an avid truck and tractor puller and enjoyed working and tinkering with anything mechanical.  He especially enjoyed his family and his special kitty, Fluffy.

          Robert is survived by his wife of 57 years, Leila; nine children:  Bonnie (Fred) Maughan, Lancaster, Larry (Linda) Schmitz, Stitzer, Diane (Doug) Haufler, Mount Hope, Betty (Darwin) Pierce, Potosi, Ron (Nancy) Schmitz, Bloomington, Jim (Shelly) Schmitz, Lancaster, Barb (Lynn) Millard, Lancaster, Tim (Charlene) Schmitz, Bloomington and Teresa (Greg) Fry, Mesa, AZ; a son-in-law, Tony Brendemuehl; 21 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved daughter, Mary Jane Brendemuehl and a brother, John.

         Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at Schwartz Funeral Home, Lancaster due to construction at St. Clement Church, with Father William Seipp officiating.  Burial was in Hurricane Cemetery, South Lancaster Township.           


Sylvia P. Schmitz

Sylvia P. Schmitz, age 93, of Lancaster, died Friday, January 6, 2012, at the Lancaster Care Center.

She was born on July 4, 1918, the daughter of Fred and Elizabeth (Keehner) Broihahn. Sylvia married Leo Schmitz on March 30, 1936, at St. Andrews Church in Tennyson, WI. Together they farmed in Tennyson and Lancaster. In 1954, they moved to Lancaster and Leo went to work for the City of Lancaster.

Sylvia was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church. She enjoyed her family, and talking to people on the telephone.

She is survived by her two daughters, Joan (John) Ames, and Joyce (Ray) Klaas; grandchildren, Julie (Terry) Knapp, Jim (Kathy) Ames, Jerry (Pauline) Ames, Joel (Tina) Ames, Jeff (Linda) Ames, Jon (Sandy Huffman) Ames, and Cord Myers; thirteen great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; many step great grandchildren and step great-great grandchildren; a brother, Lester (Shirley) Broihahn; and sisters-in-law, Pat Broihahn, Bernice Broihahn, Adele Stimart, Viola Steiger, and Celine Schmitz.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, Leo on February 18, 1991; her parents, Fred and Elizabeth Broihahn; five sisters, Caroline Koeller, Rose Burke, Mary Stimart, Ivanelle Ahler, and Alma Nodell; five brothers, Hubert, Ray, Ivan, Mervin and Ed Broihahn; a granddaughter, Kim Myers; and a step grandson, Duane Schafer.

Graveside Services were held at 3 pm on Monday, January 9, 2012, at Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Friends called from 2 pm to 3 pm on Monday at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster.

In lieu of plants and flowers, a Sylvia P. Schmitz memorial fund has been established


Virginia L. Schmitz

Virginia L. Schmitz, age 95, of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  She was born on June 3, 1918, in Cassville, the daughter of Charles L. and Lily B. (Roschi) Grimm.  On November 19, 1936, Virginia was united in marriage to Leonard C. Schmitz at St. Clement Church, Lancaster. 

Survivors include her six children:  Gregory (Rita) Schmitz, Lancaster; Stuart (Judi) Schmitz, Canyon Lake, TX; Kenric (Rita) Schmitz, Highland; Kim Erin (James) Carpenter, Albany, WI; Tyson (Lynda) Schmitz, Menomonee Falls; Daron (Michelle) Schmitz, Onalaska; twenty grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Tom Grimm, Arlington, TX; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by Dennis, twin brother of Greg; her husband, Leonard; a brother, Phil Grimm and a sister, Helen Kuchenberg.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, August 26, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father John Sasse officiating.  Burial was in Cassville Cemetery, Cassville.  Family and friends called on Monday at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster from 9:00 a.m. until time of services.


Brian S. Schneider

    Brian S. Schneider, age 31, of Madison, died on Sunday, May 3, 2009, of natural causes, at his home in Madison.  He was born on November 5, 1977, in Lancaster, the son of Steven and Diane (Shaw) Schneider.  He graduated from Lancaster High School in 1996.  Brian then attended Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore where he graduated in 1998 with a degree in Computer Programming.  On August 9, 2003, Brian was united in marriage to Katrina C. Olson at Christ Lutheran Church in Lancaster.  He was employed at Douglas Stewart Company in Madison as a computer programmer.  Brian loved going to the park with his children and enjoyed golfing, bowling and playing cards.  He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Lancaster.

       Survivors include his wife, Katrina, Madison; his children: Kennedy and Bennett, at home; his parents: Steve (Diane) Schneider, Lancaster; his sisters:  Cheri (Cory) Roesch, Eau Claire; Amy (Jeff) Hopkins, Junction City, WI; his maternal grandparents: James (Jannan) Shaw, Lancaster; his brother-in-law, Nathaniel Olson, LaCrosse; many cousins and nieces and nephews.

       Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Lancaster with Pastor David Froemming officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Friends called on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Lancaster.  Friends also called on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at the church. 


Leo F. Schneider

Leo Francis Schneider, age 88, of Potosi, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, IA. He was born on July 28, 1923, in Patch Grove, the son of Ben and Elizabeth (Wagner) Schneider. Leo married Eileen Ferris on January 21, 1947, at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster. He worked as a self-employed carpenter for many years. Leo served his country in World War II in the United States Army for three years. He also served as Commander of the American Legion Post No. 473 of Potosi for twelve years as well as the Commander for the Grant County Legion for two terms. Leo was also employed at Orchard Manor for ten years. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Eileen Schneider, Potosi; their children: Marylee Schneider, Platteville; Barb (Gary) Reuter, Lancaster; Rick (Sue) Schneider and Dave Schneider, all of McFarland; a daughter-in-law, Glenda Schneider, Colorado Springs, CO; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Germain Bukoski, Fennimore; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Leo was preceded in death by two brothers, Art and Ed Schneider; two sisters, Agatha Selz and Anastasia Kemmintzer; one son, Michael Schneider; and one grandson, Michael �Mick� Schneider.

Funeral services were held on Monday, October 24, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating. Burial with military honors was in St. Thomas Cemetery, Potosi. Family and friends called on Sunday, October 23, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Potosi is serving the family.


Myrtle K. Schneider

Myrtle K. Schneider, age 96 of Lancaster, died Wednesday , November 17, 2010 at the Lancaster Care Center. She was born July 7, 1914 in rural Burton the daughter of Art and Sarah (Stoney) Retallick.   She married Russell Schneider  on  September 4, 1930 in Galena, IL.

Together they farmed in Grant County and in 1942 moved to the Beetown Township area.  Russell and Myrtle resided and purchased a farmstead at the bottom of  Buck Hill and raised their family.  Myrtle was a member of the former Reoganized Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter Day Saints Church in Lancaster, which is now known as the Lancaster Area Community of Christ Church. She was a member of the Beetown Ladies Aid, a 4-H Leader and a charter member of the West Grant Saddle Club. Among other hobbies she loved to crochet.

Surviving are her sons; Roger Schneider, Bloomington; James (Phyllis) Schneider, Kenosha; and Larry (Ursula) Schneider, Las Cruses, NM; her daughter, Jewel (Don) Hedges, Leeton, MO, 29 grandchildren, 87 great-grandchildren, and many great-great grandchildren nieces and nephews.

She is preceded by her husband Russell in 1986, her son Donald and a son in infancy,her brother Floyd Retallick four sisters; Ella Fritz, Frances Plohr, Pearl Johnson, and Goldie Retallick,  and a daughter-in-law, Patricia Schneider.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, November 21, 2010, at 2:00 pm. at the Lancaster Area Community  of Christ Church. Burial was in the Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Friends called on Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 3:00pm. until 7:00pm. at the Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster, and on Sunday from 1:00pm. until time of services at the church.


Robert L. Schneider

Robert L. Schneider, age 85, of Lancaster was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 1, 2010, at home. 

He was born April 5, 1924, at home in South Lancaster Township, son of Elgar and Esther (Leise) Schneider. On August 14, 1959, he was united in marriage to Ethel Bailie at the First Baptist Church in Lancaster.

 Robert is a veteran of World War II. He has been the Pastor of the Mt. Ida Baptist church for the past 51 years. He also worked as a bookkeeper for Cenex for 32 years until his retirement in 1989.

Robert was a die hard Cubs fan, Packers and Badgers fan. He started the ministry of going to the Grant County Jail for weekly Bible Study which is still being done through the Mt Ida Baptist Church at the present. He also conducted church services at Orchard Manor Nursing Home and the Lancaster Care Center for many years. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors are his wife of 50 years, Ethel, of Lancaster; four children: Jim (Kathy) Schneider of Pensacola, FL, Dave (Robin) Schneider of Martinsville, IN, Andy (Lori) Schneider of Wrightsville, PA, and Rachael Schneider of Lancaster and 8 grandchildren, Paul Schneider of Indianapolis, IN, Pam (James) Baskerville of Avon, IN,  Cyndi, Beth, and Missy Schneider of Martinsville, IN, and Kayla, Marie, and Ben Schneider of Wrightsville, PA. One great grandchild, Alexis Joy Baskerville is due February 28, 2010.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at the Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster, with Pastor Frank Moore of Waupun, WI officiating. Burial with military honors was at Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Friends called from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home on Saturday.


Roger Schneider

Roger R. Schneider, age 80, of Bloomington, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, surrounded by his family at the Lancaster Care Center. He was born on July 30, 1932, the son of Russell and Myrtle (Retallick) Schneider. Roger grew up in the Burton area, riding his pony to school. He graduated from Lancaster High School in 1950. On September 26, 1951, he married Patricia Dobson. Together they enjoyed farming and raising their family. Roger was an avid horse lover. He was a charter member of the West Grant Saddle Club, Potosi Saddle Club, Southwest Regional Rodeo Association, and a 4-H club leader for the Beetown Busy Braves. Roger was very active in the Wisconsin High School Rodeo Association where seven of his ten children participated. He never missed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren rodeo and was their good luck charm.

Survivors include his children: Barb (Delbert) Reuter; Bonnie (Andy) Pink; Donnie (Val); Danny �Tag� (Linda); Dennis (Susan); Tony (Carm); Tim (Darla) Schneider; Tom (Patti); Becky (Dean Hoffman) Schneider; Brenda (Steve) Halverson; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Jim (Phyllis) and Larry (Ursela) Schneider; one sister, Jewel (Don) Hedges; one brother-in-law, Curtis (Jean) Dobson; one sister-in-law, Nola (Dick) Burns; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy; an infant daughter; a brother, Donnie; and a brother-in-law, Jim Vesperman; his mother and father-in-law, Ralph (Vera) Dobson.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Lancaster United Methodist Church in Lancaster. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends called on Sunday, March 24, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the church and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.


Russell L. Schnepper

Russell L. Schnepper, age 81, of Platteville, died on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster. Russ was born on December 19, 1931, in Olney, IL, the son of Roy and Evelyn (Shipley) Schnepper. He graduated from the University of Illinois Veterinarian College in 1959. Russ practiced veterinarian medicine in Grant County, Wisconsin, for fifty-four years. He served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army. Russ was a member of the Jaycees and raced his own horses in harness races. He flew his own plane. Russ loved golfing and traveling. He visited over fifty countries on six continents.

Survivors include his wife of twenty-four years, Joan Schnepper; twelve children: Kim (Jim) Ligon, Tuscaloosa, AL; Lori (Walter) Myers, Lenoir, NC; Ann (Randy) Christopherson, Green Bay; Erin Schnepper, Toronto, Canada; Lisa (Scott) Schnepper, Winona, MN; Amy (Lou) Kapp, Olney, IL; Daniel Schnepper, Hudson; Darin (Colleen) Schnepper, Lancaster; Cassandra Schnepper, Park City, IL; David (Connie) Schaut, Houston, TX: Tracy Schaut, Platteville; and Noah (Tiffany) Schnepper, Lancaster; twenty grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers: Gordon (Marlene) Schnepper and John (Judy) Schnepper, all of Olney, IL; one sister, Trilla Richardson, Lakeland, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Russ was preceded in death by a sister, Pat Fritchle and an infant brother, Roy Clifton Schnepper.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the Lancaster Congregational Church with Pastor Mark Dieter officiating. Family and friends called on Friday, May 31, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Lancaster Congregational Church. Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.


Patricia A. Schroeder

     Patricia A. Schroeder, age 57, of Cadott, formerly of Lancaster, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2009, at her home, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

     Pat was born September 2, 1952, in Richland Center, the daughter of Ernest and Jean (Marquardt) Krogman.  She grew up in Lancaster and graduated from Lancaster High School in 1970. She received her Bachelors� Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1987. She continued her education and earned a Masters Degree in Administration from Edgewood College 1996. Pat then became the principal of Holy Ghost School in Dickeyville, followed by Southwestern Elementary/Middle School in Hazel Green, and most recently, Cadott Elementary School in Cadott.  She was an extraordinary educator who took pride in her strong sense of leadership and held much respect for her staff and colleagues.

     On October 9, 2004, she married her beloved husband Thomas Schroeder in Dodgeville, WI.  Together, they enjoyed golfing, spending time with family and friends at their cabin, and being with their children and grandchildren. 

     Pat is survived by her husband Tom, Cadott; her three children: Cory (Molly) Fulton of Cincinnati, OH, Jennifer (Dusty) Strand of Rice Lake, and Michael Fulton of Eau Claire; three wonderful grandsons,  her mother, Jean Krogman of Lancaster; Two brothers, John (Angie ) Krogman of Madison, Jim (Robyn) Krogman of Brookfield; two sisters, Joan (Rick) Zahalka of Marshfield, and Kris (Bob) Petrowitz of Lancaster; Four step- children and 5 step-grandchildren, along with many caring nieces and nephews.  Pat is preceded in death by her father, Ernest Krogman. 

     Funeral Services were held on Friday, October, 23, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father Phillip Krogman officiating. Friends called on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the church.  Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster assisted the family.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Patricia A. Schroeder memorial fund has been established. 


Richard E. Schollian

Richard E. �Dick� Schollian, age 83, formerly of Lancaster, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Knapp Medical Center, Weslaco, TX, with his son Craig by his side. He will now join his loving wife Barbara in heaven. Richard was born on March 3, 1928 in Clear Lake, Iowa, the son of Wayne and Helen (Lundgren) Schollian. Dick was united in marriage to Barbara A. Churchill on May 21, 1949 in Preston, MN.

Dick graduated from Winona High School and soon after enlisted into the US Navy. He drove semi-gas tankers for Indianhead Truck Lines with his father Wayne, before joining Bailey Oil Company. Dick also owned and operated the Dick�s Texaco Service Station in Lancaster for many years. Before leaving Lancaster for his home in Texas, he sold insurance for Senior Care Health and other insurance products.

He is survived by his sister Ilene (Fred) Hausler, Wauzeka; his loving children, Craig (Diane) Schollian, Prairie du Sac and Connie (Jeff) Stich, Levittown, PA; two grandchildren, Danielle (Lucio) Pellegrini and Jeffery (Rachel) Stich, Levittown, PA; two great grandchildren Kyleigh and Gianna, which he was to see in September but will now be their guardian angel with great grandma. They will also be watching over their grandson Jeffery who was recently deployed to Iraq.

Dick was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Barbara on August 29, 2004; his parents, Wayne and Helen Schollian.

Funeral Services were held on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 10:30 am at St. Clement Catholic Church, with Father William Seipp officiating. Burial with Military Honors was in St. Clement Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, August 18, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at St. Clement Catholic Church, and after 9:30 am on Friday morning. Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster is assisting the family.


Dallas Schonhoff

Dallas A. Schonhoff, age 65, of Lancaster, passed away on July 6, 2010 at home.  Dallas was born on February 20, 1945, in Menominee, Illinois, the son of Theodore and Marie (Vondran) Schonhoff.

Dallas spent his early years in Menominee, moving to Galena at age 14, graduating from Galena High School in 1963.

Dallas was employed as a driver for Siegs in Dubuque.   He was later employed with the City of Lancaster in June 1979, working in Public Works and Maintenance for over 25 years, retiring in 2003.  He enjoyed fishing and taking road trips.

Dallas is survived by his son, Christopher J. Schonhoff of Dubuque, Iowa; two brothers, Don (Jeanne) Schonhoff of Dubuque, and Merlin (Terry) Schonhoff of Chula Vista, California; nieces, nephews, aunts and an uncle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Marie Schonhoff.

Family and friends called on Friday, August 13, 2010, from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home, 111 S. Tyler Street in Lancaster.  Private family burial was held on Saturday, August 14, 2010, in Menominee. IL.


Helen M. Schult

     Helen M. Schult, age 95, formerly of Belmont, died Monday, May 19, 2008 at Southwest Health Care Center in Platteville.  She was born April 25, 1913 in Belmont, WI, the daughter of Conrad and Eda (Schuldt) Schult.  Helen attended the Belmont area schools.  She stayed in Belmont to help her parents and brothers on their farms.  Helen later moved to Dubuque where worked at Roshek�s Department Store, a laundromat, a bakery and also waitressed.  She retired and moved back to Belmont and was the first resident to live in the Senior Apartments.  Helen was a hard worker.  She also liked to camp with family and friends, ride motorcycle, play bingo and euchre.  She was also a life long member of Peace Lutheran Church in Belmont, member of the Belmont Homemakers and the AMVET of Dubuque.

     Helen is survived her brother, Elmer (Anna) Schult, Mount Horeb and a sister, Vera Troester, Platteville; nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

     She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and two sisters:  Clarence (Viola) Schultz, Walter (Violet) Schult and Herbert (Ruby) Schultz; Hazel (Hugh Sr.) Boyle and Leora (Amiel) Holtz; and a brother-in-law, Gilbert Troester.

     Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 11:00am at Peace Lutheran Church in Belmont with Pastor Connie Matye officiating.  Burial was in the Belmont Cemetery.  Visitation was held from 4:30 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville and from 10:00 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church.  Memorials are preferred to Peace Lutheran Church or charity of donor�s choice.


David J. Schultz

David J. Schultz, age 79, of Lancaster, formerly of Milwaukee, died on Thursday, January 06, 2011, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  He was born on July 3, 1931, in Richmond, West Virginia.  David lived most of his youth in the Milwaukee area.  He was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1955 until 1961.  In 1968, David married Margaret Paradowski at Our Lady of Lords Catholic Church in Milwaukee.  She preceded him in death in 1987.  He held the Clerk of Court office position in Milwaukee County for over twenty-five years.  David was a member of Our Lady of Lords Catholic Church.  He enjoyed gardening, dancing, and a good game of cards.  In 1998, he became a resident at Orchard Manor Nursing Home.  It was there that he participated in the choir, bell choir, and enjoyed being a helper to staff and fellow residents. 

Survivors include his sister-in-law, Jane Bernhardt, Cassville; his foster family, the Chicantek�s of the Green Bay and Milwaukee areas; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Margaret, David was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Grace, and a brother-in-law, Dr. B. L. Bernhardt.

Funeral services were held on Monday, January 10, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville with Father John Meinholtz officiating.  Burial with military honors was held on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee.  Family and friends called on Monday, January 10, 2011, from 12:00 noon until time of services at the church.  Martin Funeral Home in Cassville is assisting the family.


Paul J. Schumacher

     Paul J. Schumacher, age 58, of Potosi, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 9, 2009 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  He was born on December 2, 1950 the son of  Leonard �Ben� and Mercille (Leeser) Schumacher.  Paul graduated from Potosi High School and University Wisconsin � Platteville with a degree in Accounting.  He was united in marriage to his love, Susan (Croft) Kopp on July 10, 1993 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Potosi.  Paul was a rural mail carrier in Potosi for over 30 years and retired in 2007. 

        Paul�s greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.  He loved, inspired and supported his children and nieces in many activities, especially their athletic events and homework.  He was an avid sports fan and particularly enjoyed hockey, Milwaukee Brewers and other baseball games and UWP football and basketball.  Paul was a gentle man who was very knowledgeable about many topics including history, astronomy, music and current events.  He was a nature lover and enjoyed bird watching.  Paul also collected baseball cards and Lionel Trains. 


       Paul is survived by his wife, Sue and their two daughters, Kristen and Hillary, Potosi; a step-son, DJ Kopp, Platteville; and three nieces who were like daughters to him, Jenny Morgan, Bangor, Amy (James) Haase and Geri Morgan, both of Potosi, also Bob and Rosie Schumacher and family.  He is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dallas and Helen Croft, Fennimore; a sister-in-law, Donita Croft, Madison; two brothers-in-law, Mike Croft (Sonjia Short),
Fitchburg and Terry (Ginger) Croft, Belleville; nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.


       He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Barb Morgan.


       Family and friends were welcome on
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 3:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson.  Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Potosi with Father Richard Leffler and Father Lawrence Kieffer concelebrating.  Burial was in St. Thomas Cemetery, Potosi.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund was established.


Robert J. Schumacher

Robert J. "Bob" Schumacher, age 91, of Potosi, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster.  He was born on July 25, 1925, in Potosi, the son of Rudolph and Marie (Mai) Schumacher.  Bob graduated from Potosi High School.  He served his country in the United States Air Force as a B-29 Ground Crew member, serving in Guam, Saipan and Tinian from 1944 until 1946. On May 6, 1947, Bob was united in marriage to Rosemary Berg at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson.  He was on the Potosi Fire and Rescue Squad for over 30 years, worked as the Potosi Brewery Bottling House Supervisor for 26 years, until the brewery closed in 1972.  Bob then worked at John Deere until his retirement in 1988.  He was a devoted member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Potosi, opening and locking the doors for 18 years.  Bob was a lifetime member of the Berg Averkamp VFW Post No. 5276 of Potosi.  He was a wonderful husband and father.  Bob enjoyed spending time with his wife fishing and being outdoors.  He also enjoyed family gatherings with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

Survivors include his loving wife of 69 years, Rosemary; their sons:  Roger Schumacher, Marshfield; Dennis (Kathy) Schumacher, Monmouth, IL; 4 grandchildren: Brett (Megan) Schumacher, Kari (Andrew) Moede, Vanessa (Drew) Witherell, and Monica Schumacher; 4 great-grandchildren: Parker Schumacher, Luca Schumacher, Ben Moede, and Taylee Witherell; two sisters: Rosemary Markus, Potosi; Rita Frommelt, Cedar Rapids, IA; many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his brother, Charles, son, Thomas, and his mother and father-in-law, Ed and Mag Berg. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, November 25, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Potosi with Father Richard Leffler officiating.  Burial with military honors was in St. Thomas Cemetery, Potosi.  Family and friends called on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Memorials may be offered to the Potosi Fire Department or the Potosi Rescue Squad.  Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory of Potosi is serving the family.


Joseph C. Schwab

     Joseph C. Schwab, age 82, of Lancaster, died on Sunday, November 23, 2008 at the Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  He was born on February 19, 1926 the son of John and Mary (Abing) Schwab.  Joe was born and raised in Potosi, WI and attended St. Andrew School in Tennyson and graduated from St. Andrew�s High School.  He served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952.  Joe married Katherine J. Reed on January 22, 1955.  He was a truck driver for fifty years and worked for various milk companies.  Joe enjoyed country music and playing guitar in various bands.  He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and NASCAR fan of Dale Earnhart Sr. and Jr.  Joe was also a member of the American Legion Post #473 and the Berg Averkamp VFW Post #5276, both of Potosi.

       Joe is survived by his wife, Katherine of 53 years; eight children:  Joan (Jack) Bausch, Cassville, Joe (Linda) Schwab, Lancaster, Chris Hertrampf, Fort Atkinson, IA, Beth (Joe) Streeter, Fennimore, Patty (Kelly) Livingood, Postville, IA, Bart Schwab, Potosi, Jeanne (Chuck) Steckelberg, Waverly, IA, Tony (Leah) Schwab, Potosi; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and another great-grandson due in February; a sister-in-law, Katherine Schwab, Potosi and many nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ambrose, Cletus and Alphonse; one sister, Loretta Zettel and three infant children, Perry in 1965, Cynthia in 1966 and Mary Anne in 1968.

       Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father William Seipp officiating.  Burial with Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post #473 and the Berg Averkamp VFW Post #5276, both of Potosi was held in St. Andrew Cemetery, Tennyson, WI.  Family and friends were welcome on Tuesday from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church and on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Schwartz Funeral Home assisted the family.


Craig M. Schwantes

Craig M. Schwantes, age 58, of Lancaster, died on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at his residence.  He was born on August 24, 1949, in Lancaster, the son of Roger and Shirley (Schindler) Schwantes.  He graduated from Lancaster High School in 1968.  Craig was employed for a short time in Janesville and was drafted into the United States Army in 1968.  He served in the 101st Airborne Division, stationed in Vietnam and Germany.  Craig was employed at John Deere Dubuque Tractor Works for over 30 years, retiring in 2002.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post No. 2344 of Lancaster, and also a member of the Abraham Hickok Wetmore American Legion Post No. 148 of Bloomington.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pool, and a good card game.

     Surviving is his mother, Shirley, Lancaster; a sister, Karen (Dennis) Griffin, Dubuque; nephew, Benjamin (fianc� Erin Gehant) Griffin, Cedar Rapids; great-nephew, Brody James; special friend, Deanna Udelhofen, Lancaster, aunts uncles and cousins.

     Craig was preceded in death by his father, Roger; brother, Daniel Schwantes and a sister, Peggy Schwantes.

      Private family graveside services with military honors were held on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Hillside Cemetery in Lancaster.  Friends called on Sunday, May 25, 2008, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster.


Garnett M. Schwantes

Garnett M. Schwantes, age 57, of Lancaster, died on Monday, February 7, 2011, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  He was born on September 14, 1953, in Lancaster, the son of Mark and Dorothy (Irish) Schwantes.  Garnett graduated from Lancaster High School in 1971.  On July 8, 1972, he was united in marriage to Ruth Johll at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster.  Garnett was employed with John Deere in Dubuque for thirty-one years, retiring in 1997.  He furthered his education at Southwest Technical College in Fennimore.  Garnett was a member of the E&R Church in Lancaster and the Warren Lodge No. 4 of Potosi.  He loved spending time with his family and was an avid Badger, Packer and Brewer fan.  Garnett also enjoyed fishing, camping, wood crafting, playing cards, traveling and collecting coins.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Schwantes, Lancaster; his children: Susan (Mike) Kersten, Tigerton; Tammy (Scott) Murphy, Sara Bachman, Thomas (Carola) Schwantes, Troy (Tanya) Schwantes, all of Lancaster; his parents, Mark and Dorothy Schwantes, Beetown; fourteen grandchildren; his sister, Sheila Buss, Lancaster; other relatives and many friends.

Garnett was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Schwantes.

Masonic Funeral Services were held on Friday, February 11, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster by the Warren Lodge No. 4 of Potosi.  Burial was in Boice Creek Cemetery, Potosi Township.  Family and friends called on Thursday, February 10, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster and from 9:00 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the funeral home.


Mark E. Schwantes

Mark E. Schwantes, �Grandpa Suzie,� age 88, of Beetown, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster.  He was born on July 24, 1925, in Lancaster, the son of Leonard and Myrtle (Burgess) Schwantes.  Mark attended country school.  On December 2, 1943, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country until his honorable discharge on May 16, 1946.  On January 7, 1949, Mark was united in marriage to Dorothy Irish in Lancaster.  After their marriage, Mark worked in Dubuque, IA, at Farley Electric until the business was sold.  He then was employed at the Belmont Butcher Shop.  Mark also worked at the University of Wisconsin at Platteville as a custodian for twenty-one years until his retirement in 1988.  He enjoyed his time at the cottage in Bagley before moving to Beetown.  Mark enjoyed fishing and playing cards, especially Cribbage.  He also enjoyed woodworking.  Mark was a member of the Thorpe-Taylor American Legion Post No. 551 of Beetown.

Survivors include his loving wife, Dorothy, Lancaster; a daughter, Sheila (Gary) Buss, Lancaster; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Schwantes, Lancaster; nine grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mark was preceded in death by a son, Garnett; three brothers and one sister: Roger, Roy, Richard and Margaret.

Memorial services with military honors were held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Reverend Pamela Strakeljahn officiating.  Burial will be at a later date.  Family and friends called on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Richard W. Schwantes

Richard W. Schwantes, age 83, died Saturday, March 05, 2011 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  He was born March 23, 1927 in Lancaster, the son of Leonard and Myrtle (Burgess) Schwantes.  He graduated from Lancaster High School in 1945.  Richard married Leona M. Peake on December 28, 1949 at the Bethlehem Evangelical and Reformed Church in Lancaster.  His passion was farming and that is what he did for all of his working life. Richard had great compassion for his pets.  He was  employed at the former Bailey Oil Company and later as a jailer at the Grant County Sheriff�s Department.  Richard was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and in retirement, enjoyed his daily euchre game at Zippy�s Brass Rail. 

Survivors include his wife, Leona Schwantes, Lancaster; his children:  Jane Schwantes, Madison; Rick (Karen) Schwantes, Lancaster; Joan (Jim) Welters, Plymouth, MN; and John Schwantes, Lancaster; his grandchildren:  Kristina (Steve) Thompson, Kim (Christopher) Buchta, Katie (Cory Laufenberg)  Schwantes, and Jason Welters; three great-grandchildren:  Quinten and Amelia Thompson; and Jaicee Laufenberg; his brother, Mark (Dorothy) Schwantes, Beetown; his sisters-in-law, Shirley Schwantes, Lancaster; and Vada Schwantes, Glen Haven; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Roy and twin, Roger; and his sister, Margaret (Gordon) Schneider.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethlehem E & R Church in Lancaster with Reverend Mark Dieter officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Friends and family called from 4:00 � 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster and on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Richard W. Schwantes memorial fund has been established.


Vada Schwantes

Vada M. Schwantes, age 92, of Glen Haven, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, July 22, 2013, Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster.  She was born on October 3, 1920, the daughter of Lewis and Leta (Miles) Mayne.  Vada graduated from Lancaster High School in 1938.  On October 31, 1942, she was united in marriage to Roy C. Schwantes at the Methodist Parsonage in Lancaster.  After their marriage, the couple farmed.  She always raised a large vegetable and flower garden and was known for her green thumb when it came to growing African Violets.  Vada was a member of the Beetown United Methodist Church, Beetown Ladies Aide, Sew Sew Club, and longtime member of the West Grant Saddle Club.

Survivors include their children:  James (Lauri) Schwantes; Ronald (Linda) Schwantes; Terry (Betty) Schwantes; Linda (David) Vesperman; William (Sarah) Schwantes; Larry (Lisa) Schwantes; fifteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Vada was preceded in death by her husband, Roy, in 2005; an infant son; her grandson, Ronald Paul Schwantes, Jr.; and a brother, Virgil Mayne.

Funeral services were held on Friday, July 26, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster with Pastor Mary Ann Floerke officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Thursday, July 25, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services.


Alberta M. Schwartz

Alberta M. Schwartz, age 91, of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster.  She was born on May 16, 1923, in Dubuque, IA, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Purcell) Udelhof.  Alberta graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in 1941 and was a 1944 graduate of the Mercy School of Nursing in Dubuque, IA.  In 1946, she married Harry R. Schwartz in St. Paul, MN, and together they lived their entire married lives in Lancaster, where her husband, Harry, owned and operated Schwartz Hardware and Appliance.  Harry preceded her in death on March 21, 1991.  Alberta worked as a Registered Nurse at Orchard Manor and did private duty nursing when they wintered in Florida.  She was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church, the Council of Catholic Women, Grant Regional Health Center Auxiliary and the Mercy Alumni Association. 

Survivors include her sons: Thomas (Kathy) Schwartz; Terrence �Terry� (Carol) Schwartz; her grandson, Anthony Schwartz; her daughter, Judy (Max) Lorenz and their family.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father John Sasse officiating.  Burial was in St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Monday, June 2, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster where a 2:45 p.m. rosary was held.  Friends also called on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, an Alberta M. Schwartz Memorial Fund has been established.


James E. Schwartz

James E. �Jim� Schwartz, age 75, of Maitland, formerly of Lancaster, died on Sunday, May 12, 2013, unexpectedly at home of natural causes. He was born on September 28, 1937, in Lancaster, the son of Harry and Carol (Dobson) Schwartz. Jim graduated from Lancaster High School in 1955, and enlisted in the United States Navy. He proudly served at sea in the South Pacific while he was stationed in Hawaii. Following his honorable discharge, Jim enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He began his sales career in dinnerware on the West Coast and later to the Southeast and East Coast. Jim later worked in real estate. He moved to Florida where he met Janis Hanzman, his soul mate.

Survivors include his long time companion, Janis, Maitland; his sister, Judy (Max) Lorenz, Jr., Dubuque, IA; his brothers: Tom (Kathy Brayton), Dyersburg, TN; Terry (Carol), Lancaster; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private Graveside Services will be held at a later date at Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster, with Lieutenant Commander Mark Dieter officiating. In lieu of plants and flowers, please direct memorials in his name to the University of Wisconsin Foundation, 1848 University Ave., Madison, WI 53726-4090. Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.


Rosemary T. Schwingle

Rosemary T. Schwingle, 78, passed away on Friday June 3, 2011, at her home.

Rosemary was born on Aug. 5, 1932, in Prairie du Chien, Wis., the daughter of the late Ernest L. and Rose M. (Rodenkirch) Gibson.

Mrs. Schwingle was a graduate of St. Mary�s Academy Class of 1950 in Prairie du Chien, worked for 20 years at H.R. Block and delivered mobile meals from the Salem Hospital. She was also involved in volunteering for the Sebring Community Dinners and frequently visiting Copeland Oaks. Rosemary was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, participating in the Altar Rosary Society. She was a member of the West Branch Women�s Ruritans, and a volunteer for the Mahoning County Red Cross Blood Mobile. Rosemary will be remembered as always being there with a helping hand.

Survivors include her two daughters, Debbie (Ray) Neuberger of Strongsville and Mary Rose (Leonard) Mueller of Elyria; four sons, Dennis J. of Sebring, David E. of Carrollton, Daniel W. (Deb) of Damascus and Kenneth J. Jr. (Mindy) of Damascus; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sister Mary Frances Therese Gibson SSND, and Sister Mary Ernest Gibson SSND, both of Elm Grove, Wis.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth J. Schwingle Sr. on Nov. 24, 1981; two infant daughters; a sister, Cecilia Nystrom; and a brother, Ernest Gibson Jr.

Services were held on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at 11 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church with Father Thomas Dyer officiating.

Graveside services took place at St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster, WI, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2011.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Rosemary to Salem Hospital Meals on Wheels, 1995 East State St., Salem, OH 44460, School Sisters Notre Dame, 13105 Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove WI 53122, or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

Arrangements are by the Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home in Sebring and Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster.


Harold Scott

Harold �Scotty� Scott, age 90, of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Lancaster Care Center.  He was born on June 24, 1923, in Lancaster, the son of Nelson and Hilda (Hupenbecker) Scott.

Scotty attended Lancaster Schools.  He was a World War II Army Veteran serving in France and Germany from January 1943 and was honorably discharged in December of 1945.  Scotty was married to Eileen E. Eggers of Platteville on June 21, 1947 at the Lutheran Church of Peace in Platteville.  They were married 46 years.  She preceded him in death on April 25, 1993. 

He owned and operated Scotty�s Service Station in Lancaster for 30 years.  It was associated with the Pure Oil Company and the Union 76 oil company.  Scotty drove a school bus for Lancaster Schools for a number of years.  He also worked at Pioneer Motors in Lancaster for 13 years.  He retired in September, 1988. 

Scotty was a life member of the Bethlehem E & R Church in Lancaster, and of the William Pollock V.F.W. Post 2344 in Lancaster.  He joined the Lancaster Fire Department in December 1947, and retired in June of 1983 after serving 35 years.  He was elected as the department�s Secretary in March 1964, and served in that capacity until his retirement.

Scotty is survived by his nephew, Nelson (Dolly) Edge of Neenah, WI; a great-niece, Sherry (Jim) Wisman and their two sons, Joshua and Nicholas, all of Neenah; a great-nephew, Michael (Linda) Edge of Neenah; and a very special friend, Beverly Burr of Lancaster.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Eileen; his parents; and his sister, Norma Jenkins.

Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster.  Burial with military honors was in Hillside Cemetery in Lancaster.  Friends called from 9 a.m. until the time of service Thursday.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Harold Scott memorial fund has been established.


Modesta Scott

Modesta A. Scott, of Oregon, formerly of Lancaster, passed away  on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at Atrium Post Acute Care in Lancaster.  She was born on November 23, 1923, the daughter of Charles P. and Inez (Sedbrook) Adams.  Modesta attended Hurricane country school.  On October 27, 1942, she was united in marriage to Dorman Scott at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dubuque, IA.  After their marriage, the couple farmed for forty plus years.  The couple retired and moved to Oregon and celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary at the Foxboro Country Club.  Dorman preceded her in death one month after their anniversary.  Modesta enjoyed cooking, baking, canning and gardening.  She was a devoted mother and grandmother who dearly loved keeping up with her family and their activities. Modesta was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church and Holy Mother of Consolation of Oregon. 

Survivors include her children:  Barb Richter, Oregon; Robert Scott, Lancaster; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Dorman, Modesta was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Murphy, and her siblings: Loretta (Maurice) Wamsley, Charlotte (Delbert) Meyer, and Leila Mae Adams.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Reverend John Sasse officiating.  Burial was in St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster is serving the family.


Donna Scullion

Donna Scullion, age 78, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at her home in Platteville after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson�s disease. She was surrounded by her family and devoted caregivers.

She was born on December 21, 1933, in Highland, WI, a daughter of Eugene and Gertrude (Beckius) Scullion.

Donna graduated from Highland High School in 1951, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a degree in History in 1955, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a MS in Library Science. Her professional career included teaching at Cassville High School, and a long tenure as librarian at York Community High School in Elmhurst, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary Jean Scullion Muldowney; and brothers-in-law, Tom Muldowney and Thomas Chambers.

Donna is survived by two sisters, Carole Scullion Chambers of Hyde Park, NY and Sally Scullion (Stephen) Kulasa of Greenfield, WI; nieces and nephews, Tim Muldowney, Susan Muldowney Olson, Joann Muldowney Lindholm, Madison; Kathleen Chambers Flaherty Natick, Ma; Matthew Kulasa, Manchester, England ;Zachary Kulasa Carol Stream, Il and her life-long friend, L. James Leitl of Platteville.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 am on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at SS Anthony & Philip Catholic Church, Highland, WI, with Father Kenneth J. Frisch celebrating the mass. Burial was in St. Anthony Cemetery, Highland. Visitation was from 9 am to 11 am Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the church.

Donna�s family would like to thank Southwest Hospice for their respectful care and her caregivers. You are special people!

Memorial Donations may be made to the Donna Scullion Memorial Fund.  Martin Schwartz Funeral Home, Platteville is serving her family.


Clementine M. Sedbrook

      Clementine M. Sedbrook, age 92, of Lancaster, died on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster, with her loving family by her side.  She was born on January 7, 1918, in Glen Haven, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Eschen) Blum.  Clementine graduated from St. Andrew�s Catholic High School in Tennyson.  On June 13, 1942, Clementine was united in marriage to Lavern Sedbrook at Camp Forest, TN.  After their marriage, the couple farmed in Glen Haven for many years.  After farming, she was proud of being a Fuller Brush Lady for several years.  Clementine enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, and traveling.  She was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters for many years.

       Survivors include her children:  Greg Sedbrook, Inverness, FL; Beth (Jerry) Potter, Oshkosh; Michael (Judy) Sedbrook, Machesney Park, IL; Verna Ackerman, Lancaster; Patrick �Hank� (Patricia Vogt) Sedbrook, Bloomington; Rita (Alan) Rustad, Onalaska; Peter (Nancy) Sedbrook, LaCrosse; Mary  Jane Bohnenkamp, Prairie du Chien; Thomas Sedbrook, Eugene, OR; fifteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

       In addition to her parents, Clementine was preceded in death by her husband, Lavern, on October 16, 1990.

       Funeral services were held on Monday, January 25, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father William Seipp officiating.  Burial was in Gockel Cemetery, Glen Haven.  Family and friends called on Sunday, January 24, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster and from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Monday at the church.  Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster assisted the family.


Edmund Sedbrook

Edmund Sedbrook, age 85, of Stone Lake, formerly of Potosi, died on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Spooner Health Systems, Spooner. He was born on May 10, 1927, in Boice Creek, the son of Melvin and Dora (Udelhoven) Sedbrook. Edmund attended country school. On September 2, 1947, he was united in marriage to Avanelle M. Place in Potosi. After their marriage, the couple farmed and raised a family. Edmund farmed his family farm until 2009 when he sold the land. He enjoyed coon, deer and squirrel hunting, poaching rabbits at night, sled riding and playing baseball in the neighbor�s pasture. Edmund also enjoyed playing cards especially euchre and 500, dancing, and dressing up for Halloween. Edmund also had a passion for John Deere tractors.

Edmund is survived by his children: Judi (John) Meir; Sharon (Gary) Pagel; Karen (Edward) Hall; Beverly Geisler; Linda (Daniel) Wiest; Richard (Nancy) Sedbrook; Marsha (Jerry) Gerber; Joan (Paul) Krantz; Susan (Robert) Meier; Randall (Laurie) Sedbrook; thirty-two grandchildren; thirty-eight great-grandchildren; his sister: Luella Polfer; his brother: Sylvester (Jeanette) Sedbrook; his brothers and sister-in-law: Donna (Bruce) Meyer; Neva Place; Eldon�Red� (Arlene) Place; Sam Stassi; Rita Sedbrook; his dog, Bear; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Avanelle, Edmund was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Sedbrook; a grandson, Matthew Krantz; his siblings: Joseph (Marie) Sedbrook; Lavern (Clementine) Sedbrook; Donald Sedbrook; Merland Sedbrook; his brothers and sisters-in-law: Francis Polfer; Wendell�Buzz� Place; Eunice (Virgil) Wackershauser; Audrey Stassi; and Milton (Betty) Place.

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 9, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster with Reverend Mark Dieter officiating. Burial was in Boice Creek Cemetery, Potosi Township. Family and friends called on Sunday, July 8, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services.


Lillian G. Seitz

     Lillian G. Seitz, age 91, of Lancaster, died on Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  She was born on September 22, 1916, in Potosi Township, WI, the daughter of Ernest and Esther (Broihahn) Crapp.  She married Kenneth L. Seitz on September 23, 1939 in Dubuque, IA.  Lillian and Kenneth owned and operated Conley Cut Cheese Factory for many years.  After selling the cheese factory, they farmed.  They also touched the lives of many children as foster parents.  She enjoyed being a homemaker and loved to quilt, play cards, and babysit.  Lillian served as the Woodman Township Clerk for 20 years.  She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Liberty Ridge.

     She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Barbara Jean Kartman, Cassville; and Janet (Virgil) Blum, Lancaster; many nieces and nephews; and her dear friends, Clem and Kathy Spraggon, Fennimore; and their children, Joe, John, and Becky, who Lillian thought of as her grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, on May 7, 1990; her parents; her brothers:  Rudolph, Carl, and Elden Crapp; and her sister, Myrtle Dolney.

     Funeral services were held on Monday, March 10, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ at Liberty Ridge with Reverend Martin Yeager and Reverend Philip Yeager officiating.  Burial was in Dodge Cemetery, Beetown Township.  Friends called on Monday, March 10, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.  Memorials were given to St. Paul United Church of Christ, Liberty Ridge. 


Clarence Seng

Clarence B. Seng, age 96, of Potosi, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on February 10, 1919, the son of Leopold and Mary (Scanlan) Seng in Potosi.  Clarence married Irene Abing on October 22, 1946, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson.  He was a humble man who took pride in his family and making an honest living farming.  Clarence was a member of the Cassville School Board, the People's Oil Board, and St. Thomas Parish Council. He was a man of deep faith and enjoyed helping others in need.  Clarence enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing cards and traveling.  His greatest joy was his family.

Clarence will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 68 years, Irene; four children:  Brenda Brandt, Onalaska; Terry (Joyce) Seng, Platteville; Lisa (Gary) Meyer, Dubuque, IA; Neil Seng, Potosi; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Clarence was preceded in death by his brothers, Ambrose, Walter, Oswald, and Leonard Seng; sister, Alberta Patzner and son-in-law, Dennis Brandt.

To honor his life, a Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, March 30, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating.  Burial was in St. Thomas Cemetery, Potosi.  Family and friends called on Sunday, March 29, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, where a 3:45 p.m. parish rosary was held.  Friends also called on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials will be given to various charitable organizations.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Potosi is assisting the family.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Orchard Manor for their kindness and dedicated care given to Clarence.


Jannan Shaw

Jannan D. Shaw, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa.  She was born on November 20, 1930, the daughter of Arthur and Jenelda (Kaeding) Bryhan.  Jannan graduated from Lancaster High School in 1948.  On August 2, 1952, she was united in marriage to James J. Shaw at the St. Clement Parsonage in Lancaster.  Jannan was employed at Grant Community Clinic as a nurse for many years until she decided to stay home to raise her family.  She was later employed at the Lancaster Middle School Office for more than seventeen years.  Jannan was a member of Christ Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school and was a member of ELCA Women.  She enjoyed camping at Devil�s Lake with her family and was known for her doughnuts and chocolate chip cookies.  In retirement, Jannan and Jim spent more than twenty-two years traveling to Florida, Texas, and Arizona.  Jannan�s greatest joy and passion was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her loving husband, Jim; children:  Diane (Steve) Schneider; David (Julie) Shaw; Daniel (Cris) Shaw; Linda (Tom) Wandersee; Laurie (Jim) Ihm; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two brothers:  Richard (Irene) and Keith (Rose) Bryhan; many nieces, nephews, and members of the Shaw family.

In addition to her parents, Jannan was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Schneider and a son-in-law, Bart Dickson.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 10, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Lancaster with Pastor David Froemming officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Thursday, January 9, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is assisting the family.


Wanda Shaw

Wanda M. Shaw, age 83, of Potosi, formerly of Sun Prairie, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home.  She was born on May 23, 1930, the daughter of Conrad and Martha (Divenney) Swanson.  On May 25, 1950, she was united in marriage to Lyle E. Shaw in Rockford, IL.  Wanda worked many places, including seven years at John Deere in Dubuque, until layoff.  She ran the Legion Bar in Potosi along with a good friend, George Stappert, Sr.. She then worked at Evco Plastic in Deforest, until retirement in 2007, at the young age of 76.  Wanda was a Gold Star mother due to the death of her oldest son being killed in Vietnam. 

Wanda enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, enjoying games and cards; she always had her book of Hoyle handy.  She enjoyed scrapbooking, traveling to Europe, Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii with her family.  She spent many hours fishing.  Wanda enjoyed going to Badger games and watching the Packers and her beloved Cubs.

Survivors include five sons:  Karl (Virginia) Shaw, Clarksville, TN; Kyle (Avis) Shaw, Yuma, AZ; Kurt (Denita) Shaw, Glendale, AZ; Konrad (Brenda) Shaw, Puyallup, WA; Kendall (Linda) Shaw, Sun Prairie; one daughter, Katrina (Larry) Percival, Potosi; twelve grandchildren:  Jennifer (Jerry) Shouse; Hazel Green, AL; Greg Shaw, Camp Pendleton, CA; Brandie (Josh) Lenou, Yelm, WA: Tarra Shaw, Milton, WA; Brittany Shaw, Seattle, WA; Mike (Megan) Shaw, Lancaster; Douglas (Elisabeth) Shaw, Lancaster; Chris (Jeanette) Shaw, Kenosha; Nick Shaw, Rochester, NY; and Kelly Percival, Pharm D., Springfield, IL; nine great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren:  Dawn (David) Sims, Sylacauga, AL; Michelle Straka, Belvidere, IL; and Brian (Peggy) Haupt, Boscobel; seven step-great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Shaw (1992), two sons, Kerry and Kris Shaw; granddaughter, Jacqueline Shaw; grandson, Eric Percival; a daughter-in-law, Veronica (Richardson) Shaw; two brothers:  Harry (Violet) Swanson and Willard (Lucille) Swanson; two sisters:  Phyllis (Charles) Squires and Mickey (Paul) Carter.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Potosi with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating.  Burial was in Van Buren Cemetery, Potosi.  Family and friends called on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until time of services all at the funeral home.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Wanda M. Shaw Memorial Fund has been established.

The family wishes to thank Grant County Hospice and the wonderful staff at Orchard Manor who assisted our mother in her last days with us.


Garry Sheire

Garry L. Sheire, age 64, of Bloomington, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  Garry was born on July 26, 1950, in Sparta, WI, the son of Edward & Alverna (Arnold) Sheire.  Garry married Kay Deal on September 13, 1969, in Richland Center, WI.

Garry was the "Mad Butcher" at Chuck's Market in Bloomington for 23 years.  He enjoyed fishing and vacations with his family, cooking, exchanging recipes, and hosting an occasional fireworks show.

Garry is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kay of Bloomington; four children, Katherine King, Shullsburg, Amy Laufenberg, Cassville, Sherri Nance, Prairie du Chien, and Jason Sheire of Belmont; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bob Sheire, David and Reuben Rogstad; two sisters, Carolyn Hecker & Carol Rogstad; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives & friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Severin Rogstad; a brother, Jack; a sister, Artus Sheire; two half-brothers, Jeff & Lester Rogstad; and a niece, Heather Smith.

Funeral Services were held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2015 at Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington, with Rev. Mary Ann Floerke officiating. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Friends called from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Garry L. Sheire memorial fund has been established. 


Louise V. Shelton

Louise V. Shelton, age 83, of Lancaster, died on Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. She was born on February 14, 1928, in Oakes, ND, the daughter of Jack and Jeanette (Garland) Turner. In 1958, Louise was united in marriage to Terrance Shelton. After their marriage, the couple farmed in Oakes, ND. The couple moved to Des Moines, IA, in 1969, where she was employed as a cook. Louise relocated to Grant County in 2007. She enjoyed quilting, going to casinos, and helping her daughter in her doll business. Louise loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her children: Bob (Donna) Shelton, Lincoln, ND; Valeria (Cecil) Shelton, Des Moines, IA; Raymond Shelton, Stitzer, WI; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Delores Beaver, Forman, ND.

In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by an infant son, John, a daughter, Vera Burgess, a grandson, Troy Burgess, three sisters and one brother.

At Louise�s request there was no services. Private family burial will be at a later date. Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster is assisting the family.


Gerald L. Shepherd

Gerald L. Shepherd, age 74, of Lancaster, died on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at his home in Lancaster.  He was born on June 1, 1936, in Beetown, the son of LaVerne F. and Bevla G. (Peake) Shepherd.  Gerald graduated from Lancaster High School in 1954.  He later relocated to Cedar Rapids, IA, where he was employed with Weyerhauser as a factory worker for many years.  Following his retirement, Gerald moved back to the Lancaster area in 2008.  He loved collecting antiques and restoring antique furniture.

Survivors include his children: Gwenda Shepherd, Gerald Shepherd, Jr., both of Cedar Rapids, IA; and Garlen Shepherd, Coralville, IA; two grandchildren, and many cousins.

Gerald was preceded in death by his father, LaVerne and his mother, Belva Stonkey.

Graveside services were held on Friday, November 12, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Hillside Cemetery in Lancaster with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating.


Patricia Sherry

Patricia L. Sherry, age 54, of Lancaster, died on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster.  Private services will be held at a later date.  Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Lancaster, is serving the family. 


Anne M. Siepker

Anne M. Siepker, age 72, of McHenry, IL and a recent resident of Alden Terrace Nursing Home, Long Grove ,IL, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, IL.

She was born March 4,1939 in Potosi, WI. daughter of Edward and Lucille (Roser) Siepker.

Anne graduated from McHenry High School and received her BA from San Francisco State and her Masters degree from Northern Illinois University. She had a distinguished teaching career that began at Zion Benton High School, but culminated after more than 32 years in High School District 155, where she served as Social Studies Department Chair at Cary-Grove High School until her retirement in June of 1994.

Anne was an avid reader, well known for marking significant parts of books for her colleagues to read when they were too busy to read the whole book. She used these tidbits to spark her students� interest in American history, but the course she truly loved teaching was the senior elective, Problems of Democracy, where she made it her mission to get students ready to vote and be active in their communities.

She is survived by her brother Carl Siepker, of Granger, IN; her sister Elizabeth Breitbach, of Dubuque, IA.; 11 nieces and nephews; and 9 great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Edward; a sister, Isabelle Langmeier; a niece, Lisa Langmeier; and a nephew, Richard Siepker.

Family and friends were cordially invited to attend graveside services to be held Saturday September 3, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery, Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating. Martin Funeral Home of Potosi is assisting the family.


Blanche Sikhart

Blanche M. Sikhart, age 92, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home.  She was born on December 10, 1923, in Glen Oaks/Montello, the daughter of William and Jennie (Crawford) Cotter.  Blanche graduated from Montello High School.  Her husband Bernard served his country in the United States Navy.  Following his honorable discharge, he was employed at St. Mary's Hospital.  It was there he met the love of his life, Blanche and on April 29, 1950, they were united in marriage at Montello.  They resided in Waukesha for a short period of time before relocating to Lancaster in August of 1951 where Bernard purchased a barber shop and together raised three children: Patti, Tom, and Bill.  Blanche both worked and volunteered at Lancaster Memorial Hospital.  She later worked for many year as a teacher's aide at Winskill School and St. Clement Catholic School.  Blanche was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church.  She dearly loved keeping up with her family and their activities.  For the past few years, Blanche resided at Orchard Manor where she made friends and enjoyed many activities. 

Survivors include her children: Patricia (Al Klaas) Sikhart, Appleton; Thomas (Donna) Sikhart, Lake Mills; William (friend Barb Villwock) Sikhart, Allenton; three grandchildren: Jodie (Cory) Haseleu; Ben (Rhonda) Sikhart, and Kris Sikhart; three great-grandchildren: Autum and Owen Haseleu and Nate Hutchins; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Bernard, Blanche was preceded in death by her brothers: Gerald, Leland, Earl, Dan, Stewart, Robert, and sister, Lillian "Babe." 

Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 26, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster.  Burial was in St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Blanche M. Sikhart Memorial Fund has been established.

A special thanks to everyone at Orchard Manor, Dr. Eric Stader, Dr. Robert Smith, Grant County Hospice and Kim Martens, Bill Manthe and Father William Seipp.


Francis B. Simon

Francis B. Simon, age 85, of Bloomington, died Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at the Lancaster Care Center.  He was born November 16, 1922 in Potosi, WI, the son of Henry and Gertrude (Stelpflug) Simon.  On September 26, 1944, he married Fannie Seippel in Bloomington.  He started working for farmers and eventually became co-owner of a farm near Mount Hope.  He farmed from 1950 � 1970 and then moved to Bloomington in 1971.  Francis worked for Wisconsin Dairies and retired in 1988.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Francis was a loving husband and great father and father-in-law. 

     He is survived by his wife, Fannie Simon, Bloomington; two children:  Dawin (Bev Crapp) Simon, Bloomington; and Karen Simon, Lancaster; three grandchildren:  John (Michelle) Simon, Vinton, LA; Eugene (Colleen) Simon, Tampa, FL; and Brenda (Kevin) Riedl, Cassville; five great-grandchildren:  Trevor, Nicklas, Eleanor, Cody, and Dylan; one brother, Cletus Simon, Dickeyville; one brother-in-law, John (Irene) Seippel, Lancaster; one sister-in-law, Lillian (Merlin) Bertjens, Kieler; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lavern; and two sisters in infancy.

     Private funeral services were held at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster and burial was in Hillside Cemetery Lancaster.  Public visitation was held from 3:00 � 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at the Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster.


Karen M. Simon

Karen M. Simon, age 58, of Lancaster, died on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster after a twenty year battle with MS.  She was born on October 19, 1953, in Lancaster, the daughter of Francis and Fannie R. (Seippel) Simon.  Karen graduated from Bloomington High School in 1971.  She attended Southwest Wisconsin Technical College and graduated from the Account Clerk program in 1972 with high honors.  Karen was employed at Clyde Johnson Company, Schurman Cheese Factory, Unified Counseling Service, Exlir, Elwell, Reynolds & Rice, and twenty-two years for the City of Lancaster as the Deputy Clerk Treasurer.  She enjoyed knitting, reading, fishing and hunting. 

Survivors include her mother, Fannie Simon, Bloomington; her brother, Dawin (Bev) Simon, Beetown; and a niece, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Francis Simon.

Funeral services were held on Friday, May 25, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster with Bill Manthe officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Thursday, May 24, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home and on Friday from 12:00 noon until time of services.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Karen M. Simon Memorial Fund has been established. 


Beulah Simpson

Beulah L. "Bea" Simpson, age 96 was called home to be with our lord on Thursday, January 22, 2015 with her daughters by her side at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. She was born November 14, 1918 in Beetown Township, the daughter of August and Edna (Shanley) Christensen. Bea married Sidney Simpson on June 15, 1934 in Dubuque. They lived in and around the Lancaster area, and after many years of farming, they moved to Lancaster.  She worked at the D & D store for over twelve years. Bea and Sidney enjoyed taking trips and camping with their grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, flowers, ducks, and going for rides in the car. Bea loved time spent with her family. She was a member of Calvary Community Church in Lancaster.

Surviving is her two daughters, Rose (Keith) Bryhan and Gloria (Bob) Giesen; two daughter-in-laws, Agnes and Marita Simpson, 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Sidney, Bea was preceded in death by her sons Ed and Philip, four brothers, John, George, Neal and Virgil Christensen, a sister Geneive and a great granddaughter, Sarah Bryhan.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Community Church in Lancaster, with Pastor Dave Arevalo officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends called on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Schwartz Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lancaster is assisting the family. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Beulah L. Simpson memorial fund has been established.


Wilma Sisley

Wilma E. Sisley, age 83, of Lancaster, died on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  She was born on July 30, 1927, in Lancaster, the daughter of Archie and Vera (Elwell) Reynolds.  Wilma attended school in Beetown.  She was employed with various families in Lancaster as their housekeeper.  On November 24, 1943, Wilma was united in marriage to Ervin Hutchcroft.  After raising their six children, Wilma was employed at Loudspeaker Component in Lancaster.  Ervin preceded her in death on July 3, 1970.  She later married Robert Sisley and moved to Colorado.  Wilma was employed with Colorado Lace Dry Cleaning as an assistant manager.  After living in Colorado for eighteen years, Wilma returned to Lancaster to take care of her mother.  Wilma was a member of the Beetown Methodist Church, the Royal Neighbors and the American Legion Auxiliary, serving as past president.  She enjoyed shopping and making crafts.  One of her greatest joys was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her six children:  Bonnie (George) Jackering, Platteville; Patti (John) Metcalf, Lancaster; Dixie (Frank) Riley, Stitzer; Ervin Hutchcroft, Lancaster; Angela (Robert) Arttus, Sparta; Stacey Hutchcroft, Lancaster; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; her brothers and sister: Hobart (Ramona) Reynolds, Lancaster; Marshall (Jeannine) Reynolds, Lancaster; Lillian (Dennis) Duncan, Beetown; a sister-in-law, Connie Reynolds, Lancaster; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Wilma was preceded in death by her husbands, a daughter-in-law, Nancy Hutchcroft, a grandson, Heath Jackering, and a brother, Delano Reynolds.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 28, 2011, at 12:00 noon at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster with Reverend Pamela Strakeljahn officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends were welcome on Thursday, January 27, 2011, at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Kristalyn J. Sitts

Kristalyn �Kris� Jean Sitts, age 40, of Lancaster, joined her Heavenly Father on Saturday, June 12, 2010, at St. Mary�s Hospital in Madison, due to complications from cardiomyopathy.  Kris was born on February 24, 1970, in Lancaster, the daughter of James and Nola Jean (Shanley) Sitts.  She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1988, and later graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.  Kris was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster.  Her hobby was designing and creating Sugar Britches porcelain dolls.  Kris loved her pets and had a big heart for all less fortunate.  Her great sense of humor and gentle, caring ways will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her mother, Nola Sitts, Lancaster; her brother: Brian (Becky) Sitts, their daughter, Kylee, all of Hazel Green; her dogs, Gabby and Gracie, who were the love of her life; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Kris was preceded in death by her father, James Sitts, who died of cardiomyopathy on April 2, 2003, her maternal grandparents: Harold and Erma Shanley, and her paternal grandparents, George and Delphine Sitts.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster and on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Kristalyn J. Sitts memorial fund has been established.


Diane M. Skaife

Diane M. Skaife, age 60, of Lancaster, died on Sunday, February 05, 2012, at her home. Diane was born on March 3, 1951, in Dubuque, IA, the daughter of Peter and Yvonne (Heacock) Merkes. She attended Ellenboro School and graduated from Platteville High School in 1969. On October 2, 1970, Diane was united in marriage to her soul mate, Jim Skaife, in Lancaster. She was a 4-H Sewing Leader and served the Lancaster community as a seamstress for the past twenty years. Diane enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, walking and riding the motorcycle with her husband, Jim.

Beloved wife of Jim Skaife, Lancaster; amazing mom of Barb (Brian) Winkler, Lancaster; Laura (Steve) Fritz, Lancaster; wonderful daughter of Peter Merkes, Ellenboro; loved grandma of Shelby Smith, Quentin, Owen, Aurora, and Westin Fritz; supportive sister of Eugene (Karen) Merkes, Cherry Valley, IL; Elaine (Roger) Behncke, Tuscan, AZ; Robert Merkes, Lancaster; Mary (Bernie) Kirschbaum, Lancaster; Janet (Marty) Russell, Belmont; Linda (Paul) Hildreth, Mineral Point; Randy (Ginger) Merkes, Seoul, Korea; Lisa (Ray) Kress, Platteville. Godmother of Thomas Glennon, Peosta, IA; Adam Kirschbaum, Castle Rock; Kerry Merkes, Cherry Valley, IL. She is further survived by many other family members and friends.

Diane was preceded in death by her mother.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 9, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home in Lancaster with Reverend Pamela Strakeljahn officiating. Burial was be in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends called on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Pearl Henry Skaife

     Pearl Henry Skaife, age 81, of Lancaster, died on Friday, August 21, 2009, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster.  She was born on December 17, 1927, in Beetown, the daughter of Earl and Pearl (Lewis) Henry.  At a young age, Pearl was taken in and lovingly raised by Ethel and Tom Butson.  She graduated from Platteville High School in 1945.  On January 21, 1946, Pearl was united in marriage to Raymond Skaife at the Lancaster United Methodist Church.  After their marriage, the couple farmed in Little Grant Township for over fifty years.  Pearl enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing, playing cards, photography, genealogy, collecting glass and putting together jig-saw puzzles.

       Survivors include her husband, Raymond Skaife, Lancaster; her children:  Leo (Sally) Skaife, Beloit; Danny (Pam) Skaife, Madison; Christine (Dick) Perry, Mt. Hope; Rosalee (Jerry) Morrow, Mt. Hope; Penny Skaife, Avoca; grandchildren: Amy (Spencer) Skaife- Hess, Matt Skaife, Kelly (Kevin) Burdick, Tracy (Joel) Schildgen, Darcy Clardy, Aaron (Robin) Perry, Andrew Perry, Joe (Jody) Morrow, Jennifer (Dan) Cooley, Valentino and Casanova Coy; seventeen great-grandchildren; one brother, Glen Henry, Waunakee; sister-in-law, Dolores Henry, Minneapolis, MN; very special person/mother, Ethel Mae Butson, Platteville; and Jim (Darlene) Butson, Platteville.

       In addition to her parents, Pearl was preceded in death by a son, Peter, twin brother, Earl, a brother, Leo, her two sisters, Thelma Blackbourn and Marjorie Klaas, and Tom and Jane Butson.

       Funeral services were held on Monday, August 24, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster with Rev. Mary Ann Floerke officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Friends called on Sunday, August 23, 2009, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home and from 10:00 a.m. until time of services on Monday at the funeral homes.


Raymond L. Skaife

Raymond L. �Bobber� Skaife, age 85, of Lancaster, died on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at his home.  He was born on October 30, 1924, in Beetown, the son of John and Mildred (Turner) Skaife.  On January 21, 1946, Raymond was united in marriage to Pearl Henry at the Lancaster United Methodist Church.  After their marriage, the couple farmed in Little Grant Township for sixty years.  Raymond enjoyed playing cards with his card playing buddies, fishing, hunting, and family gatherings.

Survivors include his children:  Leo (Sally) Skaife, Beloit; Danny (Pam) Skaife, Madison; Christine (Dick) Perry, Mt. Hope; Rosalee (Jerry) Morrow, Mt. Hope; Penny Skaife, Avoca; grandchildren: Amy (Spencer) Skaife- Hess, Matt Skaife, Kelly (Kevin) Burdick, Tracy (Joel) Schildgen, Darcy Clardy, Aaron (Robin) Perry, Andrew Perry, Joe (Jody) Morrow, Jennifer (Dan) Cooley, Valentino and Casanova Coy; eighteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack (Marlene) Skaife, Madison; one sister, Lenora Heilmann, Prairie du Chien; one brother-in-law, Glen Henry, Waunakee; and sisters-in-law, Leola Skaife, Creston; Eleanor Skaife, Lancaster.

In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl, a son, Peter, four brothers: Robert, Lawrence, Lavern, and Richard, and one sister, Helen. 

Funeral services were held on Friday, May 21, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster with Rev. Mary Ann Floerke officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Friends called on Thursday, May 20, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home and from 10:00 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the funeral home.

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